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    News Shoko Asahara and 6 other Aum followers hanged

    After more than two decades of detention and twelve years on death row, Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara and six other condemned Aum members were executed today at the Tokyo Detention House in Katsushika. Asahara in 1995 (photo credit: Kyodo) Aum Shinrikyo guru Shoko Asahara and six other...
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    Society Aum Shinrikyo

    Aum Shinrikyo (now known as Aleph) is a new religious movement. The group was founded by Shoko Asahara in 1984. The group gained international notoriety in 1995 when it carried out the Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway. The name “Aum Shinrikyo” (オウム真理教 Ōmu Shinrikyō) derives from the Sanskrit...