Japan doomsday cult leader executed 23 years after Tokyo sarin attack

Posted: 8:26 PM, Jul 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 00:58:43Z

The leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, which carried out the deadly 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, has been executed, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK .

Shoko Asahara, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, had been in prison for 22 years before his execution this week. The attack left more than a dozen people dead and thousands injured.