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02/03/2024 – 10:19
Japanese Satoshi Kirishima, 70, revealed to the police on his deathbed that he was one of the country’s most wanted fugitives for being part of a radical group that carried out terrorist attacks in the 1970s.
The police authorities of Tokyoat the Japan, went to a hospital last week to question him. The elderly man informed that he had terminal cancer and, therefore, decided to tell the crimes.
According to police, he also revealed previously unknown details about the bomb attacks.
Satoshi was one of the most important members of the racial group called the East Asian Anti-Japan Armed Front, and the only one who had not yet been captured by authorities.
The elderly man remained a fugitive from justice for almost 50 years and never had a cell phone or life insurance. According to public broadcaster NHK, he worked for almost 40 years at a construction company under the pseudonym Hiroshi Uchida and received his salary in cash to avoid detection.
On Monday the 29th, Satoshi died. According to the newspaper “Kyoto News”, his identity was confirmed through a DNA test and his family members, who were compatible.
Satoshi Kirishima was born in 1954. He was attending a university in Tokyo when he began participating in terrorist attacks and joined the East Asian Anti-Japan Armed Front, a militant group opposed to large Japanese companies in the 1970s.
The group’s best-known attack occurred in 1975 on a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries building, which left eight people dead and 160 injured.
*With information from AP