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6 remaining AUM cult death row inmates executed in Japan
July 26,2018   By:Xinhua
July 26,2018-- All six remaining death row inmates who were former members of the AUM Shinrikyo cult were executed by hanging on Thursday for their involvement in a series of crimes committed by the cult, local media reported, quoting government sources.
 
The cult founder Shoko Asahara had been executed with six of his former followers on July 6.
 
Asahara was arrested two months after the deadly sarin gas attacks in 1995 on Tokyo's subways, for being the mastermind behind the attack which used nerve gas and resulted in the killing of 13 people and leaving more than 6,000 others severely injured.
 
The group was also held responsible for an earlier sarin attack on June 27, 1994, in a parking lot near housing for judges in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, which killed eight people, and the murders of a lawyer, his wife and their baby son in 1989.
 
AUM Shinrikyo renamed itself Aleph in January 2000 and in 2007 a senior AUM disciple and his followers left Aleph to launch a splinter group called Hikari no Wa (Circle of Rainbow Light).
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