In the year since Aum Shinrikyo was spared disbandment under the Antisubversive Activities Law, the cult has expanded its activities by running successful computer shops and promoting its ideals on the Internet, the Public Security Investigation Agency said Monday.

The agency, which is under the Justice Ministry, on Monday announced the results of its surveillance operation. In January 1997, its request to have Aum outlawed under the antisubversive law was turned down by an independent commission.

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