Aum Shinrikyo


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A Japanese religious movement founded in 1984 by Shoko Asahara, which is a composite belief system based on Asahara's idiosyncratic interpretations of yoga, Buddhism, Christianity, and Nostradamus. Aum gained international notoriety in 1995 when it carried out a sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway system that killed 12 people
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Aum Shinrikyo tried and failed repeatedly on its way to the successful 1995 subway attack.
Because of the complaints, officials requested permission to inspect the building's interior, but Aum Shinrikyo members refused.
The book sees beyond assigning a simple terrorist label to Aum Shinrikyo. Instead, the essays emphasize that a society with a narrow focus on "ability,'" through educational entrance exams and career advancement, is bound to face resurgence from the people who fall into the categories of "poverty, sickness, and strife" (p.
The pointed end of an umbrella, though, was what the Aum Shinrikyo terrorists used to pierce the sealed bags of water and sarin in the subway.
Aum Shinrikyo originated in the religious search of a partially blind man, Shoko Asahara (b.
The Aum Shinrikyo in Japan and RISE in Chicago both wanted to kill large numbers of people.
Officials from the Justice Ministry's Public Security Intelligence Agency on Thursday began inspecting 21 facilities of Aleph, the religious group formerly known as AUM Shinrikyo whose founder and senior members were convicted of staging the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system.
Tokyo, Nov 22(ANI): The Japanese Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of senior Aum Shinrikyo cult member Seiichi Endo for his role in the 1995 twin sarin attacks.
While a deputy chief prosecutor in the Tokyo district office, the native of Hyogo Prefecture handled cases related to the AUM Shinrikyo cult and AIDS caused by contaminated blood products, and as chief public prosecutor there was in charge of the bribery case involving former Construction Minister Eiichi Nakao.
On March 20, 1995, members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult entered the Tokyo subway system and released sarin, a deadly nerve agent.
Japanese prosecutors on Friday filed murder and attempted murder charges against Katsuya Takahashi, the last member of the AUM Shinrikyo cult arrested over the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system.
Police investigators searched an empty house in Yokohama on Thursday where Katsuya Takahashi, the last remaining AUM Shinrikyo fugitive from the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system, used to live with his parents, for any signs that he had recently been there.