Well, this seems cruel.
Two death row inmates in Japan were killed today, following a controversial procedure where inmates are given a just a few hours notice before they are hanged, and relatives are not notified until the prisoners are already dead. Ryoji Kagayama and Mitsuo Fujishima were the latest condemned inmates to be put to death as part of this controversial “secret execution” program that has been condemned by human rights activists in Japan and abroad.
And they still hang people in Japan? Yikes. Very Deadwood of them.(h/t John Yannone)