After 45 years on death row in Japan, 77-year-old Hakamada Iwao is the world’s longest-serving death row prisoner. He suffers poor mental and physical health due to his confinement and the fear of execution.
But there is hope – a potential retrial.
We need to act quickly. The Shizuoka District Court has granted a hearing on 16 December 2013 to decide whether Hakamada is to be granted a retrial. Stand with Hakamada and all those currently on death row and show the Japanese courts that there is international support for a retrial.
Let’s sign a petition calling on Japan’s Prosecutor-General to grant a stay of execution and a retrial: http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/32959/