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Japan executes 6 more cult members of deadly sarin attack

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By ITN News Editor July 26, 2018 14:13

Japan executes 6 more cult members of deadly sarin attack

Japan executed six more members of the doomsday cult group Aum Shinrikyo that perpetrated the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, public broadcaster NHK said.All 13 members of the cult that were on death row have now been executed, after Chizuo Matsumoto, the cult’s former leader who went by the name Shoko Asahara, and six other members of the group were hanged on July 6.The Aum Shinri Kyo, or Aum Supreme Truth cult, which mixed Buddhist and Hindu meditation with apocalyptic teachings, staged a series of crimes including simultaneous sarin gas attacks on Tokyo subway trains during rush hour in March 1995. Sarin, a nerve gas, was originally developed by the Nazis.The attacks left 13 dead and injured more than 6,000.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 26, 2018 14:13

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