Suspected murderer on the run for 45 years is arrested in Japan -- Jun 09
A suspected murderer who went on the run for 45 years has been arrested in Japan.

Masaaki Osaka, a left-wing revolutionary, has been charged for murdering a police officer during a street protest in Tokyo.

He evaded investigators for almost five decades after he allegedly set the officer on fire using a petrol bomb in 1971.

Osaka was a member of the Revolutionary Communist League National Committee, often referred to as Chukaku-ha, the Japan Times reported.

He was initially arrested for allegedly obstructing police officers who raided an apartment used as a hideout of the Chukaku-ha while searching for a fellow activist.

46年前の「渋谷暴動事件」で逮捕された大坂正明容疑者(67)を本人と特定するにあたり、指名手配の写真以外にも複数枚の写真が使われていたことが分かりました。 中核派の活動家・大坂容疑者は1971年の渋谷暴動事件で、中村恒雄巡査(当時21)を殺害した疑いなどが持たれています。
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