Japan Executes Six Cultists for Deadly Poison Gas Attack. Japan has executed another six members of the Aum Shinrikyo sect. They were put to death by hanging.
Aum Shinrikyo was behind the attack with the nerve gas sarin in the Tokyo metro in 1995.
The sect was convinced that the end of time was approaching and sought the violent confrontation with the Japanese state.
On March 20, 1995, during the daylight rush hour, the sect members used the sharp points of umbrellas to poke bags of sarin leak in five underground cartons.
In the poison gas attack, thirteen people lost their lives, and more than 6,000 people were injured.
In early July Japan executed the leader of the sect, Shoko Asahara, and six other members.
The six members were then still awaiting their verdict. This means that all thirteen members who were found guilty in 2006 are now put to death.