February 3, 2023

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Japan’s death row prisoners are suing the government to stop the hanging

Human rights groups have long criticized the practice of hanging, saying it harms prisoners’ mental health, but the government has pointed to a high level of public support for the death penalty. An opinion poll of more than 1,500 people conducted by the Cabinet Office in late 2019 found that 80% of respondents supported the practice.