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Former Aum Shinrikyo fugitive Yasuo Hayashi testified March 27 that he volunteered in April 1995 to bury deadly VX nerve gas produced by the cult so it would not be used in a terrorist attack.

Hayashi, 40, is accused of participating in the cult’s attacks, which include the March 1995 subway sarin gassing, the June 1994 nerve gas attack in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, and the foiled cyanide gas attack at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station.

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