Iwao Hakamada says he confessed to the crime only after an allegedly brutal police interrogation. Photo: Kyodo Iwao Hakamada says he confessed to the crime only after an allegedly brutal police interrogation. Photo: Kyodo
Iwao Hakamada says he confessed to the crime only after an allegedly brutal police interrogation. Photo: Kyodo
Japan

Japan top court allows retrial for ‘longest’ death row inmate convicted of quadruple murder

  • Iwao Hakamada, 84, was sentenced to death in 1968 for murdering his boss, the man’s wife, and their two teenaged children
  • The Supreme Court overturned a ruling blocking the retrial of the former boxer who says that evidence in the case was planted

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Iwao Hakamada says he confessed to the crime only after an allegedly brutal police interrogation. Photo: Kyodo Iwao Hakamada says he confessed to the crime only after an allegedly brutal police interrogation. Photo: Kyodo
Iwao Hakamada says he confessed to the crime only after an allegedly brutal police interrogation. Photo: Kyodo
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