Tokyo Sarin attack: Aum Shinrikyo cult leaders executed

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Tokyo Sarin attack: Aum Shinrikyo cult leaders executed

Post by TorchWood » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:00 am

From BBC News:

Tokyo Sarin attack: Aum Shinrikyo cult leaders executed
Seven members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult which carried out a deadly chemical attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 have been executed, including cult leader Shoko Asahara.

The Sarin attack, Japan's worst terror incident, killed 13 people and injured thousands more.

The executions took place at a Tokyo detention house on Friday morning.

Japan does not give prior notice of executions, but they were later confirmed by the justice ministry.
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I believe this incident, along with the Kobe Earthquake, affected the production of this series.
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Post by Catastrophe » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:19 am

How did the appeal process last 20 years to delay this?

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Re: Tokyo Sarin attack: Aum Shinrikyo cult leaders executed

Post by takenoko » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:24 pm

Probably dumb bureaucracy. They were probably hoping he'd die in prison so they wouldn't need to execute him.

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Re: Tokyo Sarin attack: Aum Shinrikyo cult leaders executed

Post by Catastrophe » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:31 pm

It's pretty hardcore that they don't let the convicted individual know until just before it happens.

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