JAPAN - Japanese inmate released after 48 years on death row

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In Japan the longest serving man on death row - sentenced to capital punishment a massive 48 years ago - has been released from jail. Isao Hakamada was freed after DNA tests undermined a key piece of evidence against him, amid suggestions that police investigators may have fabricated a story to frame him. Human rights defenders say the case highlights many disturbing facts about Japan's criminal justice system, which has conviction rates of over 95%...



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