Jan 24, 2015

Surveillance of Aum successor cults extended three more years

The Public Security Examination Commission says that two spinoffs of Aum Shinrikyo, the doomsday cult that carried out the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995, will remain under surveillance for three more years starting Feb. 1. The three-year extension ...

Dec 1, 2014

Aum's successors remain 'dangerous,' intel agency says

The Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult and a splinter group might remain under surveillance for at least the next three years, the Public Security Intelligence Agency said Monday. It filed a request with the Public Security Examination Commission to extend the surveillance period after the ...

Nov 27, 2013

Order for Tokyo to pay damages to Aleph upheld

The Tokyo High Court upheld on Wednesday a lower court ruling ordering the metropolitan government to pay damages to religious group Aleph, previously known as Aum Shinrikyo, for releasing an investigative report that attributed the 1995 attempted murder of the national police chief to ...

Photos of opponents found stabbed in Aum facility

Jul 3, 2013

Photos of opponents found stabbed in Aum facility


Photographs of the director general and other officials of the Public Security Intelligence Agency were found stabbed through with a knife during an on-site inspection of a facility connected to Aum Shinrikyo, according to the agency. The photos, found earlier this year during an ...

Jan 19, 2013

Violation of criminal procedure

The Tokyo District Court ruled Tuesday in favor of the religious group Aleph, formerly known as Aum Shinrikyo, in a lawsuit Aleph had filed against the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and a former head of the Metropolitan Police Department. Aleph had demanded ¥50 million in ...