On his deathbed, Japanese man reveals he is one of the country’s most wanted fugitives

On his deathbed, Japanese man reveals he is one of the country’s most wanted fugitives
On his deathbed, Japanese man reveals he is one of the country’s most wanted fugitives
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Satoshi Kirishima, lived under the pseudonym Hiroshi Uchida and was wanted since the 1970s, involved in terrorist attacks; he died days after revelation

On January 25th, a 70-year-old Japanese man with terminal cancerwho was being held under palliative care at a hospital near Tokyo, told police that he was one of Japan’s most wanted fugitives. After decades using the pseudonym Hiroshi Uchida, Satoshi Kirishima assumed his identity so he could die and be buried with his real name.

According to g1, the man fled from justice for almost 50 years, being the only uncaptured member of a radical group that carried out terrorist bomb attacks in the 1970s in the country. The story was confirmed by the police and released this Friday, 2. Still under interrogation with the police, he revealed previously unknown details about the attacks.

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Despite not being one of the most important members of the terrorist group, called East Asian Anti-Japan Armed Front, Satoshi Kirishima it was the only one of the 10 members who was never captured. Living for decades as a fugitive, he never had a cell phone or life insurance, always receiving salaries in cash.

Just four days after the revelation, on Monday the 29th, the 70-year-old man died. The Japanese newspaper Kyoto News also reports that the identity of Satoshi was confirmed posthumously through DNA testing.

Photograph of Satoshi Kirishima used on wanted posters since the 1970s / Credit: Photo by NPA via Wikimedia Commons

Fugitive and attacks

This past Friday, the 2nd, the Japanese police carried out more searches on Satoshi Kirishima at a construction company where he worked for about 40 years. In it, he already used the pseudonym Hiroshi Uchida.

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Satoshi Kirishima was born on January 9, 1954, and was attending university in Tokyo when he joined the East Asian Anti-Japan Armed Front and began participating in extremist activities.

The most famous attack attributed to the group was one carried out on a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries building in 1975, in which eight people were killed and more than 160 were injured.

The article is in Portuguese

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