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AUM SHINRIKYO

JAPAN
Jul 7, 2018
Letters written by executed Aum cult members reflect regret, desire to live
Letters sent from prison to civic groups by some of the executed Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult members expressed regret for their heinous crimes and a wish to atone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2018
U.N. human rights agency calls for national debate on death penalty after Aum executions
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed regret over the executions of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara and six other former members of the cult, calling for a national debate on the death penalty.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Aum Shinrikyo guru Shoko Asahara and six other cult members hanged for mass murders
Shoko Asahara, founder of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system is executed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Ex-Aum executive Joyu offers apology to cult's victims on day of Asahara's execution
Former Aum Shinrikyo executive Fumihiro Joyu, who later founded Hikari no Wa (The Circle of Rainbow Light) which is one of the splinter groups, offered his apologies once again Friday to people affected by the doomsday cult but said he is no longer part of the original group.
EDITORIALS
Jul 6, 2018
Despite hangings, nation remains mystified by Aum
The execution of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara and six other members of the doomsday cult convicted of numerous deadly crimes, including the 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo subway trains, may provide a sense of closure for the victims, their families and others who were affected by the Aum members'...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Aum victims and bereaved express sense of closure, disappointment and confusion over executions
The execution of Aum Shinrikyo leader Shoko Asahara and six others from the doomsday cult leaves some feeling empty, gives others a sense of closure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Jul 6, 2018
Aum founder Shoko Asahara's execution leads to renewed debate in Japan on death penalty
While the execution of Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara and the group's former senior members may offer a degree of closure on a string of crimes that shocked the nation, it also creates an opportunity for further debate in Japanese society about the death penalty.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Three major cases involving the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult
The following are brief descriptions of three major acts of violence by the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Profiles of top Aum Shinrikyo members, including six still on death row
A central figure in the Aum Shinrikyo cult as a chemistry expert, Masami Tsuchiya, 53, was sentenced to death in 2004 for his role in the production of sarin that was used in deadly gas attacks in Nagano Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Japanese have mixed opinions on execution of Aum leader Shoko Asahara and six accomplices
A wide-range of reactions were heard Friday to news of the executions of Shoko Asahara and six former senior members of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo — which carried out the deadly 1995 sarin nerve gas attack in the Tokyo subway system — with some saying it was good the sentences were finally carried...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Authorities on alert as Aum successor and splinter groups remain active
Public security authorities are on alert amid concerns that Friday's executions of Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara and former senior members could prompt groups of his supporters to become more active.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Aum founder Shoko Asahara was mentally competent during detention, sources maintain
Aum Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara, who was executed Friday for numerous crimes, suffered no psychiatric problems, sources with knowledge of his behavior in a detention facility said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 6, 2018
Capital punishment in Japan: Unscheduled executions and hangings witnessed only by prison officials and a priest
Japan and the United States are the only two members of the Group of Seven advanced economies that have the death penalty.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2018
Death row inmate and former Aum Shinrikyo member publishes VX research paper
Tomomasa Nakagawa, a former senior member of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo who is now on death row, has published a research paper on the deadly VX nerve agent, it was learned Wednesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 12, 2018
Amnesty accuses Japan of breaching international laws on death penalty
Amnesty International on Thursday accused Japan's government of flouting international norms by executing in 2017 death row inmates who were seeking retrials.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 28, 2018
U.N. warns Japan against hanging Aum cult figures currently seeking retrial
The U.N. Human Rights Office has called into question Japan's possible execution of Aum Shinrikyo cult figures on death row who are seeking a retrial.
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2018
Tokyo residents demonstrate against main successor group to Aum
More than 200 people living near a Tokyo compound run by the main successor to Aum Shinrikyo took to the streets Saturday demanding that the cult disband as the execution of its guru and former disciples closed in.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / Deep Dive
Mar 20, 2018
Children of condemned Aum guru Shoko Asahara reviled by society as criminals
In the early hours of May 16, 1995, police raided the Aum Shinrikyo cult's facilities in Kamikuishiki, Yamanashi Prefecture. At 9:45 a.m., cult founder Shoko Asahara, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, was arrested and taken into custody.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 19, 2018
Cult prevention group seeks stay of execution for 'brainwashed' former Aum Shinrikyo members
The Japan Society for Cult Prevention and Recovery (JSCPR) demanded Monday that the state refrain from executing 12 former members of doomsday cult group Aum Shinrikyo, not including the group's guru leader, amid growing speculation that recent transfers of seven of them could indicate their hanging...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / Deep Dive
Mar 19, 2018
1995 Aum sarin attack on Tokyo subway still haunts, leaving questions unanswered
Hitoshi Jin describes his younger brother spending the booming 1980s "cult surfing," exploring what new religions had to offer to fill the gaping spiritual void left by a childhood scarred by an abusive father.

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