He was found guilty of “numerous murders”, including a gas attack in the Tokyo Metro in 1995.
In Japan, the founder and leader of the Aum Shinrikyo sect, Shoku Askhara (Tizuo Matsumoto) and six of his associates, was banned in Russia. This was reported by the Japanese NHK television channel referring to its sources . Later, this information was confirmed by the Ministry of Justice, Kyodo News reports .
The verdict was carried out in Tokyo. In addition to the 63-year-old Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Inoue, 48, Yoshihiro Inoue, Kiyohila Hayakawa, 68, Kiyohide Hayakawa, Tomomas Nakagawa, 55, Tomomasa Nakagawa, Seichi Endo, 58, Seiichi Endo, , Masami Tsuchiya, 53 years old, (Masami Tsuchiya), Tomomitsu Niimi, 54 years old (Tomomitsu Niimi).
The sect was founded in 1987 by Shoku Askhar. He was accused of “numerous murders”, including a gas attack in 1995 in the Tokyo Metro. The grouping sprayed into the subway the poisonous sarin gas, 12 people died, 50 seriously suffered. More than a thousand people, who had temporary visual disturbances, became victims.
In 2004, the court found Shok Askhar guilty of 13 of the 17 accusations and sentenced him to death. In total, more than 6 thousand people were affected by the sect’s activities in the country. The Aum Shinrikyo sect was recognized as a terrorist organization in the European Union, Canada, the United States and many other countries, banning its activities. In 2016 she was recognized as a terrorist in Russia.