• Kyodo News


The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a high court ruling sentencing former Aum Shinrikyo cultist Yoshihiro Inoue to death for his role in the deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995.

Justice Seishi Kanetsuki, presiding judge on the First Petty Bench, turned down the 39-year-old Inoue’s appeal against the decision, which overturned a life sentence and gave him the death penalty.

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