Shoko, Ashrafee: Reuters
The former head of the Japanese religious sect “AUM Shinrikyo” Shoko Asahara, who organized the terrorist attack with sarin in the Tokyo subway in 1995, was executed. About it reports local TV channel NHK.
The death sentence was executed on Sunday, 1 July.
The leader of the extremist organization were arrested soon after the attack in may 1995. To death by hanging, he was sentenced in 2004. Before the execution of Asahara was serving a sentence in prison. The enforcement of the sentence was delayed because of the investigation. The head of the “AUM Shinrikyo” and several leaders of the sect were required to take testimony on the three leaders who managed to escape.
The attack in the Tokyo subway was made on 20 March 1995. Then the members of the “AUM Shinrikyo” sprayed on the subway, the toxic gas sarin. Killing 13 people, and about 5 thousand passengers affected. In General, for different attacks was sentenced almost 200 members of the sect, including about 30 heads.
The activities of the terrorist organization “AUM Shinrikyo” is prohibited on the territory of Russia.
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