Jul 302016

Disabled people in the UK send deepest condolences and solidarity with the families of 19 disabled people killed in Japan on 25th July 2016.The vigil will take place outside the Japanese embassy  101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT. Starting at 4pn on the 4th August

This vigil has been organised by Eleanor Lisney and Dennis Queen, who have created a facebook event page, which says

“We will mourn for our disabled brothers and sisters murdered at Sagamihara for being disabled.  I suggest that we mourn respectfully for their deaths – we can raise questions on their incarceration elsewhere but we want to deliver our condolences so that we show we care about our disabled brothers and sisters. They do not deserve to die in silence. We do not stereotype and blame Eastern or Japanese culture. eugenics is not a Eastern practice. #disabilitysolidarity #disablistviolence”

Book of Condolence to the 19 disabled people who died in Sagamihara, Japan on 25th July 2016There is also an online book of condolence for people who cannot get to the vigil but wish to pay their respects. This book will be printed and handed into the Japanese embassy during the 4th August vigil. The book was created jointly by DPAC, Inclusion London and People First Advocacy. Please remember when posting to the book, to be respectful and moderate in your comments, as befits the solemn nature of this tragic occasion.


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  7 Responses to “Vigil for Sagamihara victims: Japanese Embassy, London, 4th August”

  1. My thoughts and prayers go to the friends, families and care workers who looked after the disabled people in this tragic and sad event. Disabled people world wide have been affected by this horrific incident. There also seems to have been neglect on the part of Japanese Mental health authorities who were aware of the person who carried out the murders that he was intent on carrying out his wishes. I also read in the Guardian yesterday about a young girl of 14 who tried to murder her brothers girlfriend. Because of hidden possible Mental health issues. That was in the us. I hope there is no backlash against people with mental health problems. I feel this tragedy in Japan could have been prevented. “I Grieve with thee”.

  2. I’m sending my sincere condolences to everyone that has been affected by these awful act’s. So sorry for their families, friends and we will be praying for everyone. I’m disabled myself. Thinking of everyone affected. RIP.
    Alex Srdarevic-Lewis.

  3. Hey there I would like to sign this but I can’t find the link

  4. My sincere condolences on the wilful slaying of your friends and family members. I am still reeling with the shock of the crime committed against so many valuable but defenceless members of the disabled community. Rest in Peace and be assured that you will not be forgotten.

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