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Death Penalty in Japan

The world looks at the digitization and technological innovations that are in the focus of the Hannover Trade Fair CeBIT each year. Every exhibitor and thus every exhibiting country wants to present itself at its best. At such an event, who would believe that a progressive industrialized country like Japan still makes use of the medieval death penalty?

For this reason, Amnesty International wants to draw attention to a blatant contradiction: On the one hand, Japan presents itself as a high tech industrial country. On the other hand, by still carrying out the death penalty, the country violates elementary human rights as the right to live, which Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees to everyone.

What can you do about it?

Please send an Email appeal calling on the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to execute death row prisoner Matsumoto Kenji [more about the case] and to end the death penalty in Japan.

Or, write an email via the website of Prime Minister Abe. You can find a text and model letter here.

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