At 88, World’s Longest-Serving Death Row Inmate Awaits Retrial Verdict in Historic Japanese Legal Battle

Shizuoka, Japan — Iwao Hakamada, an 88-year-old former boxer, has spent an unprecedented nearly six decades on death row, making him the longest-held death row inmate worldwide. Recently, a Japanese district court in Shizuoka began deliberating his fate once again in a retrial that could potentially overturn his 1968 conviction for the murder of a family of four and arson. In June 1966, Hakamada was accused of killing a miso company manager, the man’s wife, …

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Exploring the Uncharted Depths of the World’s Largest Minefield

Fallujah, Iraq is home to what is known as the world’s largest minefield, a haunting legacy of war that continues to pose a deadly threat to the residents of the city. Stretching across miles of land, these mines serve as a stark reminder of the conflicts that have ravaged the region for decades. The minefield in Fallujah is a grim testament to the devastating impact of war on civilian populations. Thousands of mines lie hidden …

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Inside the World’s Cruelest Prisons: From North Korea’s Camp 14 to the Notorious Kamiti Maximum Security Prison in Kenya

LONDON, UK – The world’s most notorious prisons have gained infamy for their inhumane conditions and the mistreatment of inmates. In the United Kingdom, prisons like Wormwood Scrubs, Durham, and Frankland have been heavily criticized for their poor facilities and treatment of prisoners. With overcrowding and lack of resources, these prisons have faced widespread condemnation. In addition, the UK holds some of the most infamous criminals, including those serving whole-life sentences, such as Rose West …

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