Cult leader moved in Tokyo

TOKYO — Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara was taken yesterday from custody at police headquarters to a Tokyo jail.

The cult leader’s long-delayed trial for murder in the nerve-gas attack on Tokyo’s subway is to begin on April 24.

The extremely tight security for Asahara’s early-morning transfer reflected continuing jitters over the Sublime Truth cult.

After last week’s first anniversary of the gassing, the widow of one of the 12 victims told the Asahi newspaper that Asahara deserved to die an excruciating death by nerve gas.

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Associated Press, via the Boston Globe, USA
Mar. 27, 1996

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