• Kyodo


The Supreme Court has finalized its decision not to grant a retrial for Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara, who is on death row for masterminding the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system among other charges, sources said Tuesday.

The top court on Monday rejected a third plea for the retrial of the 60-year-old Asahara, according to the sources. It turned down the first and second pleas in 2010 and 2013.

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