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Fusaku Shigenobu, founder of the Japanese Red Army, released

Fusaku Shigenobu, founder and leader of the far-left Japanese Red Army group, has been released from a Japanese prison.

The 76-year-old activist spent after 20 years in prison due to an armed siege of the French Embassy in The Hague.

Upon his release, Shigenobu declared, “I apologize for the inconvenience caused to so many people. It was half a century ago…but we caused harm to innocent people by prioritizing our battle and taking hostages.”

The radical left group “Japanese Red Army” became popular in the 1970s. In addition to the 1974 storming of the French embassy in the Netherlands, the organization is accused of perpetrating a terrorist attack at Tel Aviv airport that killed more than 20 people.

In addition, the “Japanese Red Army” recorded a hostage-taking and attack on the Swedish and US embassies in Kuala Lumpur, the hijacking of a Japan Airlines plane, and an explosion in Naples, which killed five people.

It was declared that the purpose of the group was to prepare for a world revolution by creating international partisan detachments, and capitalism, Israel and “Soviet revisionism” became its main enemies. As Shigenobu admitted when he was still in prison

The Japanese Red Army failed to achieve success. At the same time, the organization officially existed until 2000, when it was dissolved by its leader from prison.

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