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ledfrisby t1_j59eu8j wrote

> Arrested on 16 February 1972, Nagata was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death for her participation in the killings. While awaiting execution, Nagata died from brain cancer on 5 February 2011 at the Tokyo Detention House.

You know when there's something at the bottom of your to-do list, and you just keep putting it off? Like, are really really long time? It's kind of like that, but with executing a murderous terrorist.


Chabubu t1_j59p8ee wrote

“We sentence you to death… by old age”


pringlescan5 t1_j5bi9ko wrote

It's normally easiest to just disappear them into the prisons, executing them causes headlines.


Embra_ t1_j5ado09 wrote

That's the issue with death sentences, there's so much bureaucracy from appeal hearings and making damn well sure that you're not about to kill someone innocent (and thus incur millions in damages from justifiably getting sued by the grieving family), that it's just so much cheaper to just feed, clothe, and house them in a prison until they die.


epochpenors t1_j5aswb4 wrote

Which is funny because here in the US there’s still a massive bureaucracy that takes decades and we somehow constantly execute innocent people


assjackal t1_j5cgq68 wrote

>constantly execute innocent people

Almost always because of racial prejudice speeding up the process.


Rubcionnnnn t1_j5alqcv wrote

To be fair the Japanese aren't really big on punishing their own war criminals.