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Trial brings up memories of 1994 sarin attack on Tokyo subways

Trials for the last members of the Aum cult's sarin attack bring back memories for the victims and their families, writes Julian Ryall in the Telegraph.

Mitsuru Kono hopes that once the executions begin, the nightmares he has suffered for the last 19 years might start to fade. The legal hearings Thursday in Tokyo against one of the few remaining members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult could also serve to bring closure to a nation that was traumatised by an attack that was as bizarre as it was terrifying: an apolcalyptic relisious faction that preached armageddon and sought to overthrow the Japanese government but released nerve gas on the subway when its plans were thwarted.  read the article

Last modified on Friday, January 17, 2014

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