Moscow. July 6. INTERFAX – leader of the banned in Russia, the sect “AUM Shinrikyo” Shoko Asahara and six of his associates were executed on Friday, according to Japanese TV channel NHK with reference to its sources.
The sentence was executed in Tokyo.
S. Asahara (real name – Chizuo Matsumoto) was 63 years old, six of his companions executed: Yoshihiro Inoue is 48 years, Kishida Hayakawa – 68 years, Tomomasa Nakagawa – 55 years; Seichi Endo – 58 years; Masami Tsuchiya 53 years, Tomomitsu Niimi – 54.
“AUM Shinrikyo” classified as a terrorist organization and banned in Russia.