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Thursday, December 5, 2019

83-year-old Iwao Hakamada former professional boxer

https://japantoday.com/category/features/kuchikomi/sister-fights-for-former-pro-boxer-who-was-on-death-row-for-46-years?
One of the capacity audience at Pope Francis' mass at Tokyo Dome on Nov 26 was 83-year-old Iwao Hakamada. A former professional boxer, Hakamada spent 48 years in prison, 46 of them on death row, after being convicted of the 1966 murders of a family of four in Shimizu City, Shizuoka. During his incarceration he was baptized and became a Catholic.

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