Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Japan: 19 disabled people murdered by former care worker who believed in euthanasia

(Sagamihara) In February 26-year-old car worker Satoshi Uematsu sent a letter to the speaker of the lower house of Japan’s parliament. In the letter, Uematsu argued that the government should permit euthanasia for disabled people, said he would be willing to carry out such killings himself, and detailed how he would do it.
“I envision a world where a person with multiple disabilities can be euthanised, with an agreement from the guardians, when it is difficult for the person to carry out household and social activities.”
Uematsu’s letter said he could “wipe out a total of 470 disabled individuals” by targeting two facilities for disabled people during the night shift, “when staffing is low”.

The authorities, on being made aware of Mr Uematsu somewhat polarised missive, sacked him from his position as a care worker for disabled people and had him committed to the local looney bin. In March he was deemed to have been healed and was let back into the general population.

Well, last night he crept into the Tsukui Yamayuri En (Tsukui Lily Garden) facility in Sagamihara, south of Tokyo, and murdered 19 disabled people whilst they slept. Afterwards he drove to the local police station and handed himself in.