tokio - Japan has suspended two convicted murderers. The Japanese Ministry of Justice announced on Tuesday that the two were executed. Since the arrival of the Abe government in 2012, the country has executed 21 sentenced persons despite international criticism.
One of the two hanged criminals was a 44-year-old man who was still a minor under Japanese law when he killed four members of a family in 1992 in a robbery. It is the first time in twenty years that Japan has executed someone who committed a crime as a minor.
The other Tuesday was a 69-year-old man who had killed his girlfriend and her parents.