Seven members of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo were executed in Tokyo on Friday, July 6. The group put to death, which included cult leader Shoko Asahara, were behind the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system in 1995 that killed 13 people and injured thousands. The attack stunned Japan at a time when it was considered one of the safest countries in the world. (Above: Shoko Asahara, the leader of the cult Aum Shinrokyo, in 1994.)The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images JUSTICE MINISTER The Asahi Shimbun HAZ-MAT
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