Hiroko Nagata, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Hiroko Nagata

Japanese activist

Date of Birth: 08-Feb-1945

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 05-Feb-2011

Profession: pharmacist

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Hiroko Nagata

  • Hiroko Nagata (?? ??, Nagata Hiroko, 8 February 1945 – 5 February 2011), sometimes mistakenly referred to as Yoko Nagata, was a Japanese leftist revolutionary and terrorist who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Japan.
  • Nagata was convicted of murdering, or participating in the murder of, fellow members of the United Red Army (URA) during a group purge in Gunma prefecture, Japan in February 1972. During the purge, Nagata, acting as vice-chairman of the URA, directed the killing of 12 members of the group by beatings or by forced exposure to frigid winter air temperatures.
  • A URA non-member who was present during the purge was also killed.
  • Arrested on 16 February 1972, Nagata was tried and convicted for her participation in the killings, and was sentenced to death.
  • While awaiting execution, Nagata died from brain cancer on 5 February 2011 at the Tokyo Detention House.

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