Detainees in Moscow and St. Petersburg on suspicion of participation in the organization “Aum Shinrikyo”, banned in Russia, people turned out to be lovers of yoga. This was reported by Interfax with reference to a source in law enforcement agencies.
After the detainees were interrogated, it became clear that they do not belong to the totalitarian sect of Aum Shinrikyo.
Earlier this week, about 30 people were detained in both capitals, which were checked for involvement in the activities of the Aum Shinrikyo Association, which is prohibited in the Russian Federation. However, after the interrogation they were all sent home.
According to the ” Fontanka “, 20 people were detained in St. Petersburg from them. The investigation did not find evidence of economic activity on electronic devices, but they were “ordinary adepts of the sect,” the publication noted.
On April 5, the Rossiya 24 television channel reported on detentions and searches in the apartments of alleged recruiters Aum Shinrikyo. According to the correspondent of the TV channel, the “adepts” refused to open the operatives doors, so they had to be broken.
Such detention took place in Moscow in the fall of 2015. Then the investigation considered that Aum Shinrikyo was hiding his meetings under yoga, and thus, until May 2014, secretly led its activities.
Aum Shinrikyo is a terrorist organization that received its initial distribution in Japan in the early nineties. Then the leader of the Matsumoto-Asahara movement visited Russia as a high-ranking guest, meetings with him were broadcast on TV. Since the mid-nineties, the organization began to organize terrorist attacks. In 1995, a few months after the terrorist attack in Tokyo, Matsumoto-Asahara was arrested and sentenced to death by hanging. The verdict was never carried out, and Aum Shinrikyo continues its activities to this day.