A 40-year-old Chinese man was executed by Japan after he was convicted of murdering a family of four people.
According to the justice ministry of Japan, it is the country’s first execution of a foreigner since the disclosure of details on sentences carried out began in 2007.
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As per the details shared by the media, the Chinese man, Wei Wei, had committed murders in mid-2003 with the help of two other people who are also Chinese nationals.
The two other accomplices were fled to China and were arrested there later. One of two was executed by the Chinese authorities in 2005 and the other one received a life sentence.
It is pertinent to mention here that Japan is one of just two Group of Seven advanced nations to retain the death penalty—along with the United States of America—and an overwhelming majority of the public favors it.
In Japan, the prisoners are hanged and the people who criticized the execution are not told when the execution will take place until the morning of the day the sentence is carried out.