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In Japan, Signs Suggest Mass Execution Might Occur

Japan sentenced 13 Aum Shinrikyo members to die for sarin, other attacks

(Newser) - Japan may be readying itself for a mass hanging. The Guardian reports that signs suggest the long-awaited executions of the doomsday cult members behind the infamous 1995 sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway may soon come to pass. The two big indications: It reports the country typically holds... More »

17 Years Later, Japan Nabs Final Gas Attack Fugitive

Doomsday guru's bodyguard arrested in Tokyo after massive manhunt

(Newser) - The final suspect in a doomsday cult's deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subway system has been arrested after 17 years as a fugitive. Katsuya Takahashi, 54, was busted at a comic book cafe in Tokyo after a member of the staff recognized him, reports AP . Takahashi, the... More »

Fugitive of 1995 Tokyo Gas Attack Arrested

Naoko Kikuchi was found living 20 miles west of Tokyo

(Newser) - Seventeen years after a sarin gas attack in Tokyo killed 13 commuters and sickened thousands, one of the two remaining fugitives has been caught, reports the New York Times . Formerly a top member of the religious group Aum Shinrikyo, 40-year-old Naoko Kikuchi is accused of making the sarin gas. Police... More »

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