• Kyodo


The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death penalty for key Aum Shinrikyo figure Tomomasa Nakagawa for his role in the cult’s two deadly nerve gas attacks and other heinous crimes.

Nakagawa, 49, a former physician, is the 12th Aum member whose sentence was finalized. He could still file an objection over technicalities such as an error in the wording of the ruling within 10 days, but the top court rarely accepts such moves.

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