Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Thu Aug 19 13:13:04 PDT 1999

alex lantsberg wrote:

>US is the only advanced industrial country (am i right on this?)
>that uses the death penalty

Japan does too, as does South Korea, if you want to consider it an "advanced industrial country." There's a list at <>. When I last looked into this, Japanese practice was to keep an execution secret - the condemned was informed only at the last minute of his imminent demise.


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