Japan Hangs Attackers Of 1995 Tokyo Subway That Killed 30

April 20, 2023 4:27 pm53 commentsViews: 153

The 1995 sarin attackers on Tokyo’s subway have been executed today, reports public broadcaster NHK. Leader of the cult was hanged weeks ago.

Even though there has been no official confirmation yet, but Japanese media adds with today’s hanging six more Aum members are left on death row.

Thirteen people were killed and thousands were injured in the Aum’s 1995 sarin attack resulting with chaos in the capital and crackdown on the cult’s headquarters in the foothills of Mount Fuji.

Japanese authorities found a plant in the foothills which was capable of producing enough sarin to kill millions of people.

Meanwhile, despite international criticism over such executions there are immense public support within the country.

Japan is one of the few developed countries which has retained death penalty.

Before the Tokyo attack one another sarin attack was conducted in the same year in the town of Matsumoto by the Aum members. A murder of anti-cult lawyer and his family too was highlighted.

However, it is important to know here that Japan has not yet fully banned the Aum cult over the years.

In the year 2000 Asahara was disowned officially, but only to rename it as Aleph.

Experts believe Aum guru Shoko Asahara gained strong influence before being hanged.

Aum Shinrikyo began in 1984 as a spiritual group as a spiritual guru.


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