After capital punishment was finally sentenced, and Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi, Prison warden Kurihara, Sonoki the interpreter and Kishida the clerk sat in the postmortem examination room in front of the gallows before Ahn was taken to his final location. Kurihara told Ahn, “According to the sentence and confirmation order of Lushun District Court on February 24, we are executing a death penalty.”
After Sonoki interpreted the message, Ahn nodded without a comment. Kurihara again asked Ahn if he ‘had anything to say,” Ahn replied, “I have no dying words, but as I killed Hirobumi Ito because to the cause of the peace of East Asia, I wish that Koreans and Japanese would cooperate together to maintain peace in East Asia.” Then a prison guard folded two sheets of half-piece paper and covered Ahn’s eyes with them and again with white fabric on them. The last moment of Ahn was coming ever closer.A prison official – who had treated Ahn respectfully and kindly from the first trial to the sentence announcement – allowed Ahn to freely pray for what he wished before he meets his final moment. Thanks to a favor of the official, Ahn offered a silent prayer for a few minutes, and then headed to the gallows surrounded by several guards. The structure of the gallows was reminiscent of a two-storied house. Ahn silently went up the seven small stairs one by one to a small room – the world of death. Ahn’s feeling and complexion seemed more pallid especially in harmony with the white jacket. Ahn sat cross-legged on the floor of the the gallows and a prison guard wound up a rope around Ahn’s neck. After the gurad stepped on a switch, the floor collapsed down with the sound of “Bang!” Ahn breathed his last breath at 10:15 a.m. It all took only 11 minutes.