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August 5 2008 | JAPAN

Japan

New minister of Justice Okiharu Yasuoka: death penalty will be kept

 
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GIAPPONE: NEO MINISTRO GIUSTIZIA, MANTERREMO PENA MORTE

TOKYO, 1 AGO - Appena nominato ministro della Giustizia in Giappone, Okiharu Yasuoka, successore del discusso Kunio Hatoyama, ribatezzato ''il boia'' per aver accelerato il ritmo delle esecuzioni capitali, spiega che la pena di morte deve essere mantenuta nell'ordinamento giapponese, in linea con l'orientamento che e' in larga maggioranza nel Paese.
''Credo che la pena capitale debba essere mantenuto in quanto e' sostenuta dalla popolazione'', spiega Yasuoka in una breve conferenza, riferendo i risultati del sondaggio in base al quale piu' dell'80% dei giapponesi e' favorevole alla pena di morte.
Hatoyama ha autorizzato 13 esecuzioni, un record assoluto per qualsiasi ministro della Giustizia, in appena 10 mesi di carica.
Yasuoka e' un ex giudice e nel 2000, durante il Gabinetto di Yoshiro Mori, e' gia' stato ministro Guardasigilli.

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