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Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara has refused to speak throughout much of his seven-year trial on charges related to the deadly 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo’s subway system, so it came as little surprise when he remained tight-lipped at Thursday’s session at the Tokyo District Court.

Nevertheless, the court, prosecutors and his defense agreed to hold another two question sessions before the prosecution demands punishment.

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