Skip to comments.Japan Executes Cult Leader Behind 1995 Sarin Gas Subway Attack
Posted on 07/06/2018 11:50:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The leader of a cult in Japan whose followers released deadly gas in the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and injuring thousands, was executed Friday.
The cult leader, Shoko Asahara, was one of 13 people sentenced to death in connection with the attack and other killings carried out by the group, Aum Shinrikyo. He was hanged Friday morning along with six followers, Japans Justice Ministry said.
Japan, which generally reserves capital punishment for people convicted of multiple homicides, usually executes a handful of people each year. The date of executions is not announced in advance, and the condemned are usually only told a few hours beforehand.
But the executions of Mr. Asahara and his followers had been expected since January, when Japans Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the last member of Aum Shinrikyo to stand trial.
Members of the cult carried bags of sarin gas onto five crowded trains on three subway lines during the morning rush hour on March 20, 1995. The attack shocked Japan and undercut the countrys image as a safe and orderly nation.
The cult struck at a difficult time for Japan, coming during a period of painful economic stagnation and just months after an earthquake in the city of Kobe killed more than 6,000 people.
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He liked death and now he’s dead so I hope he’s happy.
He’s now Shocko A$$ahola!
I guess he wasn’t divine after all......................
Only 23 years after the fact
Well that didn’t take long. /s. As needed.
Well that took a while....
But rotting in hell is forever! And ever...and ever...
Hanged. Liberals take note.
It takes Japan as long as it takes us to execute criminals who richly deserve it. This guy should have been toast 20 years ago.
You gotta watch out for vase guys.
Also, looks like ole’ fat toe got into the Purple Paralyser.
Guess his power to levitate must have failed him.
Well, as an added bonus, there are 13 of his followers who participated in that terror attack and exhausted their appeals in January. Their date with the hangman could come any day now.
Right index finger is missing?
What’s the rush?
Must have been related to the famous ASSHAT (really sloppy English translation) family...
“Right index finger is missing?”
I think it just looks that way because he was a fat pig.
Something tells me his followers were probably all skinny.
Guess they all were just hanging around today.
He'd be rotting in hell even if he hadn't murdered people, because he's not a Christian. So he'll get to meet his victims there, and I hope they have some choice words for him, while they're all rotting together.
And they won't know when it's going to happen until a few hours beforehand. If I'm not mistaken, the Japanese think that's less cruel than scheduling it for a known time.
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