Japanese Aum Shinrikyo Cult Leader Shoko Asahara Executed

08 Juillet, 2018, 21:44 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Shoko Asahara whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto

Therefore, with all legal appeals of other death row inmates being exhausted, then now is a time to close the book on this awful event while never forgetting.

Five Aum Shinrikyo members boarded subway cars on three different lines in central Tokyo during rush hour, carrying plastic bags filled with sarin.

Asahara, 63, a pudgy, partially blind yoga instructor, was sentenced to hang in 2004 on 13 charges, including the subway gas attacks and other crimes that killed at least a dozen people.

Since 2007, the justice ministry has released the names and crimes of those executed.

Asahara was among the seven executed on Friday.

The execution of Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara leaves unanswered questions about Aum Shinrikyo, the cult behind the 1995 sarin-gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 13 people and sickened 6,000. "However, the death penalty is never the answer", said Hiroka Shoji, East Asia Researcher at Amnesty International. Here, Shoko Asahara sits on a throne on a Moscow stage as he meets with followers on February 17, 1994.The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty ImagesDOOMSDAY CULTShoko Asahara (center) and members of his cult when they formed their own political party on January 7, 1990.

A senior ministry official previously told NHK that death- row convicts in the same case are usually executed simultaneously, but global calls to scrap the death penalty would make this hard with 13 Aum members.

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"I wanted the others to talk more about what they did as lessons for anti-terrorism measures in this country, and I wanted the authorities and experts to learn more from them", she told a televised news conference.

Police leave an Aum Shinrikyo compound in the small village of Kamikuishiki at the foot of Mount Fuji on March 28, 1995.

Founded in 1984, the Japanese doomsday cult also known as Aum Shinrikyo, itself into an organisation capable of developing chemical and biological weapons in just one decade. They included three scientists who led the production of the sarin gas and a man who drove a getaway vehicle. "Thinking that makes me feel frustrated", Takahashi said.

Aum Shinrikyo's killings began in November 1989, when lawyer Tsutsumi Sakamoto - who was working on a class action case against the cult - was brutally murdered along with his wife and child. This is based on Shoko Asahara fusing and altering aspects of Buddhism, Christianity and the Book of Revelations - and other ideas - to kindle a cult that supported the death of innocents.

The Public Security Intelligence Agency continued to monitor the groups, believing they were still under the influence of Asahara.

Asahara told his followers he is the incarnation of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and regeneration, and urged them to entrust themselves and their assets to Shiva and himself for life, according to prosecutors who indicted him. "I wanted (cult members) to confess more about the incident, so it's a pity that we can not hear their account anymore".

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