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Aum Shinrikyo attacked Hiroyuki Nagaoka, head of an anti-Aum group, with VX gas in January 1995 because he was “interfering” with Aum’s “practice of truth,” a key cult figure testified Friday.
At the time, members of the Aum Shinrikyo Victims’ Association, including Nagaoka and his son, were talking cultists into leaving the cult, Yoshihiro Inoue said during a Tokyo District Court session in the trial of cult leader Shoko Asahara.

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