Japan Executes 6 Members of Doomsday Cult in 1995 Tokyo Sarin Attack

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HONG KONG — Japan on Thursday executed all six former members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult who remained on demise row after the execution of the group’s founder and 6 different members earlier this month, Japan’s Justice Ministry mentioned.

The six — Satoru Hashimoto, Toru Toyoda, Kenichi Hirose, Yasuo Hayashi, Masato Yokoyama and Kazuaki Okazaki — have been convicted of involvement in a number of of three crimes: the 1995 sarin nerve gasoline assault on the Tokyo subway system, one other sarin assault in Nagano Prefecture, in 1994, and the murders of a lawyer, his spouse and their child son in 1989.

“After 20 years of investigation, the execution is ample — though some individuals say we must always hear extra from them” when it comes to contrition, mentioned Masaharu Yamada, a former police officer who investigated the assaults by the group. “Taking into consideration the agony and sorrow of victims and their households, it could be too late.”

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Hisako Ueno and Makiko Inoue contributed reporting from Tokyo.

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