Japanese fugitive on the run for 45 years is arrested

For one suspected murderer in Japan, it has been a case of being able to run but not being able to hide.

Left-wing revolutionary Masaaki Osaka has been arrested and charged for murdering a police officer during Tokyo street protests more than 45 years ago.

He allegedly set the officer on fire using a Molotov Cocktail petrol bomb.

No other suspected criminal has spent longer evading arrest, Japanese media report. The country has no statute of limitations for murder.

The 15-year time limit was abolished in 2010.

Mr Osaka was arrested last month in a Hiroshima apartment belonging to the Chukaku-ha, or the Japan Revolutionary Communist League (JRCL). He is reported by police to have remained silent since being caught.

 

BBC

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