Yū Kikumura


Yū Kikumura

nihongo|Yū Kikumura|菊村 憂|"Kikumura Yū"|extra=born 1947 in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan was a member of the Japanese Red Army, an armed militant organization.

Police arrested Kikumura in Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam in 1986 when they found him carrying a bomb in his luggage. He was later deported to Japan but released on a technicality.Fact|date=May 2008

He was arrested on April 12 1988 at a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike by a state trooper who thought he was acting suspiciously. Kikumura was found carrying three 18-inch (46-cm) pipe bombs loaded with gunpowder. Prosecutors said Kikumura had planned to bomb a military recruitment office in the Veteran's Administration building in lower Manhattan on April 14, the anniversary of the U.S. raid on Libya.

Kikumura was indicted on several counts of interstate transportation of explosive devices and passport violations. After a bench trial on stipulated facts, Kikumura was convicted on November 29 1988. Then U.S. attorney Samuel Alito represented prosecution.

He was released on April 18, 2007 after serving a sentence of 221 months (slightly more than 18 years) at supermax prison ADX Florence in Florence, Colorado.

Upon Kikumura's release he was sent back to Japan via the San Francisco International Airport. Upon arrival in Japan he was immediately arrested on charges of falsifying official documents. He was released in October 2007. [ [http://www.naharnet.com/domino/tn/NewsDesk.nsf/getstory?openform&6FAA2A763CE1415DC225737F003F7B01] ]

External links

* [http://www.kscourts.org/ca10/cases/2001/03/99-1284.htm Kikumura v. Hurley, No. 99-1284, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit] 2001 Case filed by Kikumura against Warden John Hurley for denying visitation rights by a Methodist minister.
* [http://www.kscourts.org/ca10/cases/2006/09/04-1249.htm Kikumura v. Osagie, No. 04-1249, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit] 2006 Case filed by Kikumura against Anthony Osagie, a physician's assistant at the prison infirmary, and other officers for a delay in treating his medical emergency. URL accessed 16 January 2007.
* [http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/06/06-1110.pdf] * 2006 ruling on release date.


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