The court-appointed trustee of the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult agreed Thursday to raise the amount of damages payable to victims of the 1995 Tokyo subway gas attack by 27 million yen.

According to the plaintiffs’ attorneys, individual compensation ranged from 720,000 yen to 143 million yen. The total was 1.12 billion yen, about 27 million yen more than Aum’s bankruptcy receiver, Saburo Abe, had originally offered to pay, they said.

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