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 Aum Shinrikyo

Monday August 1, 2011
Aum ShinrikyoHikari no WaRNB's Religion News Blog:
Aum Shinrikyo Japanese authorities on Monday raided buildings used by the doomsday cult behind the 1995 deadly sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway, news reports said.


Monday March 21, 2011
Aum ShinrikyoRNB's Religion News BlogTerrorism:
Aum Shinrikyo The 16th anniversary of a deadly sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system was commemorated Sunday with a moment of silence.

The gas attack was carried out by members of Aum Shinrikyo, a destructive doomsday cult.

Wednesday March 9, 2011
Aum ShinrikyoRNB's Religion News Blog:
The death sentence for Masami Tsuchiya, a former senior member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult who was convicted over a series of crimes committed by group members, has become final, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Tuesday February 15, 2011
Aum ShinrikyoRNB's Religion News Blog:
Aum Shinrikyo Japan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down an appeal from Masami Tsuchiya, a former senior member of the AUM Shinrikyo cult who was sentenced to death over a series of crimes committed by group members, including the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system.

Tuesday December 21, 2010
Aum Shinrikyo:
Aum Shinrikyo The National Police Agency said Monday it has confirmed that a total of 6,583 people fell victim to the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and seven other crimes committed by the Aum Shinrikyo cult, as it closed Friday accepting their applications for government relief.

It means that the Japanese agency has newly found 1,000 or more victims.

Friday November 26, 2010
Aum Shinrikyo:
Saburo Nishimura A man suspected of fatally stabbing his ex-wife, a follower of a group that split from the AUM Shinrikyo cult, has told police he thought that the killing would enable him to get his daughter back.

Friday November 19, 2010
Aum ShinrikyoRNB's Religion News Blog:
Nearly 6,000 people, or about 91 percent, of eligible victims of the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway and other crimes committed by the Aum Shinrikyo cult had applied for government relief under the law by the end of October, Japan’s National Police Agency has announced.

The government has provided relief payments to the bereaved relatives of 25 people, 101 people who were disabled and 5,658 people who were injured in eight Aum cases, also including the 1994 sarin attack in Nagano Prefecture and the murder of a lawyer and his family in 1989.

Thursday September 16, 2010
Aum ShinrikyoTerrorism:
Aum Shinrikyo Japan’s Supreme Court has rejected a plea for a retrial for Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara, who is on death row for masterminding the 1995 deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system as well as other crimes, sources said Wednesday.

Saturday March 20, 2010
Aum Shinrikyo:
Aum Shinrikyo Tokyo marked the 15th anniversary Saturday of the sarin nerve gas attack on its subway system by AUM Shinrikyo cult members that left 13 dead and sickened some 6,300.

The cult’s founder Shoko Asahara, 55, and nine other cult members are currently awaiting execution on death row, while three others remain at large.

Thursday March 11, 2010
Aum Shinrikyo:
Aum Shinrikyo The number of victims of the 1995 sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway by the AUM Shinrikyo cult is almost 6,300 in a nationwide police survey — far more than the earlier estimate of over 5,000.

Meanwhile one more fatality has been identified.

Tuesday March 9, 2010
Aum Shinrikyo:
Aum Shinrikyo In March 1995 members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult carried out its infamous nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system.

The widow of a man killed in the attack has made a documentary film in which she interviews other people victimized in the sarin attack.

Monday February 22, 2010
Aum Shinrikyo:
Aum Shinrikyo, cult of cowards A tip that Aum Shinrikyo might try to disrupt plans by police to probe its activities was received shortly before the cult attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin in 1995, the national police chief at the time revealed in an interview.

A video recording of the interview will be played at a public viewing on March 13, along with interviews with other people involved in the case ahead of the 15th anniversary of the attack.

Wednesday February 17, 2010
Aum Shinrikyo:
Aum Shinrikyo The death sentence for former senior AUM Shinrikyo cult member Tomomitsu Niimi has been finalized for his roles in 11 crimes killing 26 people.

Japan’s Supreme Court rejected the defendant’s objection the top court’s earlier ruling.

Tuesday January 19, 2010
Aum Shinrikyo:
Aum Shinrikyo Japan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a former high-ranking member of the AUM-Shinrikyo cult convicted of murder and other crimes, meaning the death sentence handed down to him in earlier rulings will become fixed.

The man is the 10th member of AUM Shinrikyo to have a death sentence fixed

Thursday December 10, 2009
Aum Shinrikyo:
Aum Shinrikyo Japan’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a high court decision that sentenced former AUM Shinrikyo cult member Yoshihiro Inoue to death for playing a key role in the deadly 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system.

Justice Seishi Kanetsuki, the presiding judge of the case at the highest court’s first petty bench, turned down an appeal from Inoue, 39, against a high court decision that overturned a life sentence and instead gave him the death penalty.

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