Cultist downplays guilt as trial opens

Jan 16, 2014

Cultist downplays guilt as trial opens

by Tomohiro Osaki

Makoto Hirata, one of the last Aum Shinrikyo cultists yet to be tried, on Thursday played down his involvement in the 1995 kidnapping of a Tokyo notary, telling the Tokyo District Court in his first trial session that he only drove the getaway car ...