Secretary General condemns use of death penalty, as Japan resumes executions

Strasbourg , 

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland today condemned the executions of two death row inmates in Japan last week: "I urge Japan, as an observer State of the Council of Europe, to cease executions and join the growing number of countries that oppose the death penalty. Death is not justice," Jagland said.

Japan and the Council of Europe