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The counsel for Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara filed a statement Thursday from four experts challenging the credibility of an evaluation from a court-appointed psychiatrist that says the guru is mentally fit to stand trial in his appeal.

The defense repeated its call for the Tokyo High Court to allow it to cross examine the psychiatrist, Akira Nishiyama, and have another evaluation of Asahara, who the lawyers claim babbles incoherently and cannot communicate.

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