What to Know About Sarin, the Deadly Nerve
TIMEWhat to Know About Sarin, the Deadly Nerve Gas Likely Used in SyriaTIMESarin was also used in the 1995 Tokyo subway attack by Shoko Asahara's cult, which killed 12 and sickened thousands. Members of the cult used the tips of their umbrellas to puncture plastic bags filled with liquid sarin on five crowded subway cars ...A History of Sarin as a WeaponThe Atlanticall 11,891 news articles »
Posted on 6 April 2017 | 12:05 pm
Los tres peores ataques con armas químicas
LA NACION (Argentina)Los tres peores ataques con armas químicas a civiles de los últimos 25 añosLA NACION (Argentina)Shoko Asahara, en 1995.. Foto: Archivo. El 20 de marzo el "gurú" japonés, Shoko Asahara, ordena arrojar el letal gas -500 veces más tóxico que el cianuro- en la superpoblada red de subterráneos de la ciudad nipona en hora pico. El ataque, que dejó 12 ...and more »
Posted on 5 April 2017 | 1:46 pm
False sense of security? Experts weigh the
The Japan TimesFalse sense of security? Experts weigh the threat that terrorism poses JapanThe Japan TimesThe perpetrators and their getaway drivers all belonged to the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo, which was headed by Shoko Asahara (who was born Chizuo Matsumoto). The self-proclaimed guru promised to rid his disciples of their sins once they'd rejected ...
Posted on 18 March 2017 | 7:12 am
Japanese woman killed in cult ritual -
Japanese woman killed in cult ritualIndependent OnlineThe suspects and the victim reportedly belonged to the breakaway Keroyon Club which believes in strict adherence to Aum cult guru Shoko Asahara, who was sentenced to death in February over the subway massacre. Since Asahara's arrest in 1995, the ...and more »
Posted on 11 March 2017 | 9:45 pm
Ex-AUM doctor wrote letter on VX use in
The MainichiEx-AUM doctor wrote letter on VX use in Kim's attack before announcementThe MainichiColorado State University professor emeritus Anthony Tu is pictured in Tokyo's Chuo Ward in this Oct. 8, 2013 file photo. (Mainichi). KUALA LUMPUR -- A former senior member of the AUM Shinrikyo doomsday cult wrote a letter to a leading toxicologist in ...and more »
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 11:49 pm
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