In the Japanese metropolis of Tokyo has hit a motorist in a busy shopping zone, according to media reports, at least nine pedestrians and injured. The driver of the car was arrested and told the police that he wanted to commit a terrorist attack, reported the Japanese news Agency Kyodo on new year's morning.
Accordingly, want to avenge the 21-Year-old "for execution" and left after the incident, which occurred shortly after midnight on the Takeshita street, no remorse recognize. He was killing with the "intent to" in the crowd of the dangers, said a police spokesman.
it was Unclear at first whether the alleged anger of the husband against a single execution, or against the System of death penalty was addressed. Against him is now being investigated for attempted murder.
As the third largest Economy in the world, Japan ranks as one of the few industrialised countries to retain the death penalty. Only last week, the conservative government had to death two convicted murderers executed in July, several members of the apocalyptic sect Aum Shinrikyo end of the strand, which had shocked 23 years ago, with a deadly poison gas attack in Tokyo's subway to the country.More about
poison gas attack in Tokyo, Japan, is a further six members of the Aum-sect
the International criticism of the death penalty makes the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bounce off. Human rights activists have decried for years dealing with executions and prison conditions in Japan - so the death is not communicated to the candidate, the date of their execution. The prisoners Condemned to death, often live for years in solitary confinement. Since Abe took office in December 2012, 36 people have been executed. (dpa)