Year
How to use the database
HANDS OFF CAIN’S 2015 REPORT
The worldwide situation (as of 30 June 2016)
EXECUTIONS IN 2014
EXECUTIONS IN 2015 (as of 30 June)
The most important facts of 2015 (and the first six months of 2016)
ADDRESS of Pope Francis
THE SMILING FACE OF THE MULLAHS
Reportage by Sergio D'Elia
ANALYSIS OF THE 2015 REPORT DATA AND OBJECTIVES OF HANDS OFF CAIN
Reportage by Marco Perduca
"THE ABOLITIONIST OF THE YEAR 2015” AWARD
Protocol of understanding between NTC and CNF
Dossier on death penalty and homosexuality
Final declaration of the Cairo workshop
Goals
Achievements
GENERAL MOTION OF THE FIFTH CONGRESS OF HOC
RESOLUTION OF THE KIGALI CONFERENCE
U.N. RESOLUTION 2014

U.N. RESOLUTION 2012
U.N. RESOLUTION 2010

REPORT ON THE 2ND ANNUAL EU FORUM ON THE DEATH PENALTY IN ZAMBIA

Videos

DECLARATION OF LIBREVILLE

Publications
Hands Off Cain Headquarters
U.N. RESOLUTION 2008

U.N. RESOLUTION 2007

Appeal To The United Nations
Board of Directors

LETHAL TRADE DOSSIER
2014 FREETOWN CONFERENCE Final Declaration
THE COTONOU DECLARATION 2014
DOSSIER IRAQ 2003

DOSSIER ON MORATORIUM
DOSSIER IRAQ 2012

DOSSIER USA 2011

NOBEL LAUREATES APPEAL
Bulletin Board
Sign up
Join appeal
Newsletter
Our Publications

Mitsuru Nakata
Mitsuru Nakata
JAPAN: EX-COP'S DEATH PENALTY UPHELD OVER MURDER OF WIFE, CHILDREN

September 23, 2021:

A high court denied on 15 September 2021 an appeal lodged by the defense of a former policeman who a lower court ruled should be put to death for the murder of his wife and 2 children at their southwestern Japan home in June 2017.
The Fukuoka High Court rejected an appeal by Mitsuru Nakata, 43, saying the district court was correct in its findings and decision to impose the death penalty given the seriousness of the crime. 
Nakata's lawyers had argued his innocence during the appeal.
In the absence of witness accounts or a confession, the Fukuoka District Court found in December 2019 that Nakata was guilty of the murders, ruling out the possibility an intruder was responsible based on the police investigation and other evidence including security camera footage from near their home.
His defense team had claimed that the 3 could have died after Nakata went to work in the morning, saying the possibility the crime was committed by an outsider cannot be ruled out.
Presiding high court Judge Yasuo Tsujikawa said testimony provided by a forensic scientist that said the three victims had died before the defendant went to work was credible.
"The judgment of the district court, which rejected the possibility of a crime by an outsider, was not unreasonable," Tsujikawa said.
According to the district and high court rulings, Nakata, then a sergeant with the Fukuoka prefectural police department, strangled his wife Yukiko, 38, son Ryosuke, 9, and daughter Miyu, 6, at their home in Ogori sometime between the late hours of 5 June 2017, and the following morning.
The lower court had highlighted an injury on Nakata's arm believed to have been sustained when his wife was resisting his attack as evidence he was involved. 
A DNA sample of material taken from under one of the woman's fingernails matched that of Nakata.

(Source: abs-cbn, 15/09/2021)

IRAN - Mashallah Sabzi Executed
TANZANIA: TRIO SENTENCED TO DEATH IN MURDER CASE
BANGLADESH: BUS SUPERVISOR GETS DEATH PENALTY IN DRUG CASE IN GAIBANDHA
USA - Mississippi. Sherwood Brown Exonerated
IRAN - Abbasgholi Salehi, Hamid Shahsanayi and Mohammad Barahouyi executed in Isfahan on September 29
IRAN - Farhad Salehi-Jabehdar executed in Karaj Prison on September 29
USA - Louisiana death row: Inmates get time, daily meal together
INDIA: 26-YEAR-OLD MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPE-MURDER OF MINOR GIRL
USA - Texas. Rick Rhoades, 57, White, was executed
IRAN - Amirhossein Hatemi died under torture on September 23
IRAN - Yasin Abdullahi executed in Zahedan Prison on September 29
PAKISTAN: THREE GET DEATH FOR GANG RAPE IN KASUR
JORDAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR KILLING MOTHER
PAKISTAN: WOMAN AWARDED DEATH SENTENCE FOR CLAIMING TO BE PROPHET
IRAQ: THREE MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER IN IRAQI KURDISTAN
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: COURT RULING CLEARS WAY FOR FIRST EXECUTIONS IN NEARLY 70 YEARS
PAKISTAN: MQM ACTIVIST’S KILLER SENTENCED TO DEATH
NIGERIA: MAN TO DIE BY HANGING FOR KILLING WIFE IN JIGAWA
SAUDI ARABIA: ISIS MEMBER EXECUTED IN JAZAN
PORTUGAL: SUSPECT LINKED TO INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM FEARS DEATH PENALTY IF EXTRADITED
IRAN - Sohrab Naji and Vahab Samadi executed in Shiraz on September 25
VIETNAM: THREE LAOTIAN DRUG MULES SENTENCED TO DEATH
IRAN - Hrana received reports regarding mass executions
INDIA: SEVEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DOCTOR’S MURDER IN TAMIL NADU
USA - Homicides increased by 29% in 2020, the year of Covid, but also of Black Lives Matter.
IRAN - Ahmad Forouhid executed in Boroujerd Prison on September 22
IRAN - Unidentified man executed in Karaj Prison on September 22
USA - In the Extreme: Women Serving Life Without Parole and Death Sentences
USA - California. Scott Peterson will be sentenced to LWOP in November
BANGLADESH: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY OF TWO FOR THE RAPE AND MURDER OF A CHILD

1 2 3 4 [Succ >>]
2021
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
  2020
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2019
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2018
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2017
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
2016
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2015
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2014
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2013
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2012
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2011
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
2010
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2009
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2008
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2007
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2006
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
  2005
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
2004
january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december
 
IRAN - Hands off Cain Year End Report: At least 284 executions in 2020
  IRAN: HANDS OFF CAIN, THE HANGING OF THE PROTESTER MOSTAFA SALEHI IS A SHAME FOR THE SO-CALLED DEMOCRATIC WORLD   
  USA: ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’, BUT IS IT ONLY RACISM?  
  IRAN. HANDS OFF CAIN, REDUCTION OF DRUG EXECUTIONS BUT NUMBERS REMAIN WORRISOME  
  HUMAN RIGHTS: DEMONSTRATION OF THE RADICAL PARTY BEFORE IRANIAN EMBASSY 14 FEBRUARY  
  BELARUS EXECUTES TWO CONVICTED MURDERERS  
news
-
latest actions
-
data base
-
actions
-
who we are
-
registered users
-
credits