Shinzo Abe’s suspected assassin pictured behind him before killing

Posted on AllSides July 8th, 2022
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Chilling photos have emerged of the moment Shinzo Abe’s suspected killer casually stands behind him just before he assassinates the former Japanese Prime Minister.

The images show Abe — who was Japan’s longest-serving leader — starting a campaign-rally speech in the western region of Nara, smiling as those around him clap.

Standing just feet behind them was an innocent-looking masked man wearing military-style pants and with a bag slung around his back.

Within minutes of the divisive politician starting his speech, that same man — identified as disgruntled 41-year-old veteran Tetsuya...

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