Japan executes first foreigner in 10 years in family murder

Japan executes first foreigner in 10 years in family murderJapan executed its first foreigner in 10 years on Thursday, a Chinese man convicted in the 2003 murder and robbery of a family of four. Wei Wei, 40, was hanged Thursday at a detention center in Fukuoka where he had been on death row for more than 16 years, Justice Minister Masako Mori said. Japan has maintained the death penalty despite growing international criticism.



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