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16/03/2023 16:00

World's oldest death row inmate awaits retrial

His name is Iwao Hakamada and he is a Japanese man who was sentenced to death for murder in 1966. He has become an iconic figure in the fight against the death penalty, and his conviction has been criticized by international human rights organizations.

Hakamada was a former boxer who worked in a miso factory. In 1966, he and four other factory workers were arrested and charged with the murder of a businessman and his family.

Despite the absence of physical evidence incriminating him, Hakamada was sentenced to death in 1968. Since then, Hakamada has spent most of his life in prison and has fought to prove his innocence.