Foreign Affairs
Death sentence after mass killing of 19 disabled persons in Japan

A Japanese man has been sentenced death sentence after being found guilty of stabbing 19 disabled persons to death.

Satoshi Uematsu maintains that people with disabilities who do not have the ability to communicate did not have human rights.

The incident took place in Tokyo in 2016 when a man armed with knives came through a window and randomly began killing people with disabilities. The victims were aged between 19 and 70 years.

This case is considered among the worst mass murders and shocked a nation where criminal violence is otherwise rare.