Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dies after assassination attempt

After the attack, Abe was hospitalized, details of his condition were not announced, it is only known that he had a cardiac arrest.

Shinzo Abe died \ photo REUTERS
Shinzo Abe died \ photo REUTERS

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo  Abe has  died after he was injured while giving a campaign speech in western Japan.

The politician died at Nara Medical University Hospital, NHK reported. Abe was 67 years old.

Recall that in August 2020, Shinzo Abe, who had been in office since 2012, announced his resignation for health reasons. For the first time Shinzo Abe headed the government of Japan in September 2006. A year later, he resigned for health reasons. Abe was re-elected as prime minister in December 2012. Among all the heads of government of Japan, he was the leader in the number of continuous days in office.

As UNIAN reported, earlier today it became known that the ex-premier was speaking in the city of Nara when he was shot.

Police confirmed the arrest of a 41-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. Japanese TV channel NHK reported that the suspect served in the Maritime Self-Defense Force for three years in the 2000s.

Abe was hospitalized, details of his condition were not announced, it was only reported that he had a cardiac arrest.

(C)UNIAN 2022

4 comments

    • The original reports I had seen was that he was responsive when taken to the hospital. He was declared dead at about 5am this morning, Japan time. It’s a shame as Abe was one of the better PMs in my lifetime.

      The charges will now be changed to murder and in Japan, they still hang murderers. Too bad we can’t extradite Putin and his thugs to Japan for proper treatment.

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  1. Someone will get their arse kicked over this. The security failed miserably by allowing the guy to carry a shotgun within 10m of the President.

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