Former Aum cultist publishes memoir on gas
Asahi ShimbunFormer Aum cultist publishes memoir on gas attacks, AsaharaAsahi ShimbunIn it, Tomomasa Nakagawa, 54, a former medical doctor and now death-row inmate, reveals the method used by the cult to manufacture the deadly nerve gas and also discusses former Aum leader Shoko Asahara, whom he cared for. “He was a criminal ...
Posted on 10 January 2017 | 12:15 am
Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara was
South China Morning PostDoomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara was 'criminal' says member on death rowSouth China Morning PostA former senior member of the Aum Shinri Kyo cult who is on death row has described the founder and “guru” he once revered, Shoko Asahara, as a “criminal” in a recently published memoir. Tomomasa Nakagawa, convicted for his role in producing sarin ...
Posted on 15 December 2016 | 11:46 pm
Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition! Aum
Sputnik InternationalNobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition! Aum Shinrikyo Banned in RussiaSputnik InternationalThe group's leader, Shoko Asahara, spared no expenses in promoting his cause, spending up to $5 million on advertising Aum Shinrikyo in Russia. Asahara and his cohorts actively met with Russian politicians, government officials and religious leaders ...
Posted on 23 September 2016 | 6:07 am
Aum Shinrikyo: Final appeal relating to
ABC OnlineAum Shinrikyo: Final appeal relating to Tokyo subway sarin attack dismissed by Japan's High CourtABC OnlineThe head of the cult, Shoko Asahara, was found guilty of masterminding the attacks in 2004 and sentenced to death by hanging, but his execution was postponed while the appeals of his fellow criminals were heard. He is now 61 years old and spends his ...
Posted on 8 September 2016 | 2:29 am
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Inquirer.netThe promise of instant gratificationInquirer.netNEW YORK—In reading Underground, novelist Haruki Murakami's nonfiction account of the March 20, 1995 sarin gas attack on Tokyo's subway commuters by the Aum Shinrikyo cult members, I was struck by his insight into how Aum's leader Shoko Asahara ...
Posted on 24 June 2016 | 11:18 am
Life sought for Aum member over role in
Prosecutors on Tuesday sought life imprisonment for a former member of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult for playing a major role in the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system that left 13 people dead and thousands injured.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:03 am
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Posted on 31 March 2015 | 6:09 am
Daughter of Japan's doomsday cult leader
Elizabeth Shim TOKYO, March 26 (UPI) -- The daughter of a Japanese doomsday cult leader – held responsible for a 1995 sarin nerve gas attack in Tokyo – has published a memoir detailing her life and a radically different portrayal of her father, Shoko Asahara.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 7:26 am
Asahara’s No. 3 daughter writes on life
Rika Matsumoto, the 31-year-old daughter of Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara, who is on death row, realizes her father’s notoriety has made it impossible for her to live a normal life.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 1:20 am
How a Religious Sect Rooted in Yoga Became a
March 20, 1995: Twelve people are killed and thousands sickened when members of a religious cult release nerve gas in the Tokyo subway
Posted on 20 March 2015 | 8:09 am
Trial of last Aum Shinrikyo sect leader
In all, he has been charged on five counts. Aum Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth) was set up in 1987 by Chizuo Matsumoto (aka Shoko Asahara). It combined Buddhist and Hindu meditation practices and apocalyptic teachings and was believed to have between 30,000 and ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 2:31 pm
Twenty Years Later, the Tokyo Subway Gas
Japan was flung into crisis mode. The men who caused the havoc were members of Aum Shinrikyo, a Japanese quasi-Buddhist cult led by a former acupuncturist called Shoko Asahara. They hoped to bring about the apocalypse. At its height, the cult claimed more ...
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 3:34 am
20 Years Ago, A Shadowy Cult Poisoned The
Days after the attack, police raided Aum facilities around the country and discovered extensive preparations for chemical and biological attacks. Hundreds of cult members were arrested. The cult's leader, Shoko Asahara, was finally caught two months later ...
Posted on 20 March 2015 | 6:45 am
How a Religious Sect Rooted in Yoga Became a
Shoko Asahara admired Hitler, so it was perhaps fitting that when the cult leader set out to terrorize Tokyo, he used a nerve gas called sarin, first developed in Nazi Germany. The Nazis had never used the highly potent chemical, which they’d originally ...
Posted on 20 March 2015 | 12:34 am
Cult leader Shoko Asahara leaves Tokyo
Shoko Asahara, the cult leader of Aum Shinri Kyo, was driven away from the Tokyo District Court to the Metropolitan Police headquarters after a ten-day extension of his detention was approved in Tokyo on July 7, 1995. Today, 60-year-old Asahara, whose real ...
Posted on 19 March 2015 | 10:00 am