Man released from death row in Japan after 48 years
DNA evidence casts doubt on guilt27 March, 15:05
However on Thursday the Shizuoka tribunal in southeast Japan upheld calls from Hakamada's supporters and the association of Japanese lawyers for a review of the original trial on grounds that fresh DNA evidence cast doubt on the guilty verdict. There are 129 prisoners on death row in Japan, according to the justice ministry. The most recent executions took place last December.