In the early 1920s, a group of Korean student activists in Tokyo got together to form an anarchist group, Futeisha, or "the Outlaws." They published a journal that spoke out against the Japanese colonization of Korea and the bigoted treatment of Koreans in Japan. In the wake of the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, while Japanese-Koreans were being massacred throughout the country, they were arrested and sentenced to death on trumped up charges. The sentences were commuted to life in prison, though these anarchists had prefered the opportunity for martyrdom.
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