105 - Shoko Asahara - The Cultist who Terrorized Japan


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On March 20, 1995, five members of Japan’s Aum Shinrikyo cult boarded the Tokyo subway in the middle of rush hour. At 8am they punctured bags of sarin, releasing a deadly cloud of nerve gas into the crowded trains. Commuters were blinded, wracked with spasms. Some choked to death on their own blood. Trapped underground, with nowhere to run to, some six thousand people were gassed that bright spring day. Thirteen died.

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