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Retrial ordered after 48 years

A banner's unfurled with the news. This Japanese court has ordered the retrial of Iwao Hakamada, who's believed to be the world's longest serving death row inmate. Hakamada is now 78. He was arrested in 1966 for the robbery and murder of a family. He initially admitted to the charges but pleaded not guilty in court. Supporters, led by his sister, say DNA tests now throw into doubt evidence of his guilt. (SOUNDBITE)(Japanese) SISTER OF DEATH ROW INMATE IWAO HAKAMADA, HIDEKO HAKAMADA SAYING: "It's all thanks to all your support and help. All I can say is I am really happy." Supporters say Hakamada was 30 when he was arrested. Now local media report that he's showing signs of dementia.

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