In this file picture taken on July 19, 1995, Shoko Asahara (centre), head of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, is transferred from Tokyo police headquarters to Tokyo District Court for questioning. Asahara was executed on Friday. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Japan hangs doomsday cult guru Shoko Asahara and six followers for 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo subway

The founder of the Aum Shinrikyo cult had been among 13 people on death row for their roles in the murders of 29 people

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In this file picture taken on July 19, 1995, Shoko Asahara (centre), head of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, is transferred from Tokyo police headquarters to Tokyo District Court for questioning. Asahara was executed on Friday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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