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November 11, 1988
The Japanese Red Army, a group blamed for an airport massacre and hijackings during the turbulent 1970s, has called on the Japanese to "rise up" and overthrow the 2,600-year-old monarchy after Emperor Hirohito dies. The emperor, 87, has been bedridden since Sept. 19. Authorities in Tokyo confirmed receipt of a statement by the Red Army from a hide-out in the Middle East dated Oct. 1.
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February 20, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
The Supreme Court upheld death sentences Friday for two Japanese Red Army members, including a woman known as the "Bloody Empress," who led an internal purge two decades ago that left 17 people dead and Japan's ultra-leftist movement in tatters. The high court also dismissed an appeal of a 20-year sentence given to Yasuhiro Uegaki, a lower-ranking Red Army member convicted in the slaughters.
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February 20, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
The Supreme Court upheld death sentences Friday for two Japanese Red Army members, including a woman known as the "Bloody Empress," who led an internal purge two decades ago that left 17 people dead and Japan's ultra-leftist movement in tatters. The high court also dismissed an appeal of a 20-year sentence given to Yasuhiro Uegaki, a lower-ranking Red Army member convicted in the slaughters.
NEWS
November 11, 1988
The Japanese Red Army, a group blamed for an airport massacre and hijackings during the turbulent 1970s, has called on the Japanese to "rise up" and overthrow the 2,600-year-old monarchy after Emperor Hirohito dies. The emperor, 87, has been bedridden since Sept. 19. Authorities in Tokyo confirmed receipt of a statement by the Red Army from a hide-out in the Middle East dated Oct. 1.
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