Public Security Intelligence Agency staff enter a facility linked to the Aum doomsday cult in Tokyo on July 6 after the execution of doomsday cult founder Shoko Asakura and six other cultists. Photo: EPA

As Aum cultists are hanged, Japan asks if it still needs the death penalty. For most, the answer remains clear

The recent executions of 13 Aum Shumrikyo cultists stirred a debate and some condemnation – but a large majority of Japanese still appear to support capital punishment

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Public Security Intelligence Agency staff enter a facility linked to the Aum doomsday cult in Tokyo on July 6 after the execution of doomsday cult founder Shoko Asakura and six other cultists. Photo: EPA
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