Japan | Shoko Asahara, mastermind of 1995 nerve gas attack, finally hanged

Shoko Asahara, mastermind of 1995 nerve gas attack, finally hanged

Cult leader and six of his former disciples were executed today, 12 years after all legal appeals were exhausted

July 6, 2018 6:25 PM (UTC+8)
A pedestrian walks past a screen flashing news on the execution of Shoko Asahara, leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, in Tokyo on July 6. Photo: AFP/ Toshifumi Kitamura
A pedestrian walks past a screen flashing news on the execution of Shoko Asahara, leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, in Tokyo on July 6. Photo: AFP/ Toshifumi Kitamura
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