Fusaku Shigenobu, co-founder of the Red Army in Japanafter serving 20 years in prison for her role in taking over an embassy in 1974.
Shigenobu, 76, evaded capture for decades before he was arrested in Osaka in 2000.
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He was the target of the fearsome group he’s leading Stirring up a world socialist revolution through extremist actions.
The organization carried out a series of kidnappings, assaults and a deadly attack on an Israeli airport.
But Shigenobu served time in the 1974 attack on the French embassy in The Hague, in which the ambassador and several others were seen as hostages Three Red Army fighters for 100 hours.
The capture ended after France released a Red Army fighter and the group headed to Syria.
Shigenobu was not involved in the attack, but a court in Japan ruled in 2006 that she had helped orchestrate it, thus ruling her 20 years in prison.
Five years ago, while awaiting trial, Shigenobu disbanded the group, stating that he would look for others. Fight within the law.
The group’s last known activity was the 1988 car bomb attack on a US military club in Italy.
I will leave prison on Saturday, Shigenobu apologized for causing ‘harm to the innocent’ In search of its causes.
He declared, according to Agence France-Presse, “that was half a century ago … but we have harmed innocent people whom we did not know, because we gave priority to our fight, like taking hostages.”
Earlier, he had already lamented the 26 deaths caused by an attack on Tel Aviv’s Lod Airport in 1972.