Japan Executes Leader, 6 Followers Of Cult That Carried Out Subway Sarin Attacks

The sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 killed 13 people and injured at least 5,800.


The Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum Supreme Truth cult, which mixed Buddhist and Hindu meditation with apocalyptic teachings, staged a series of crimes including simultaneous sarin gas attacks on subway trains during rush hour in March 1995. Sarin, a nerve gas, was originally developed by the Nazis.

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