Supreme Truth Cult


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Supreme Truth Cult

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(Other Non-Christian Religions) another name for Aum Shinrikyo
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The Aum Shinrikyo, or Aum Supreme Truth cult, which mixed Buddhist and Hindu meditation with apocalyptic teachings, staged a series of crimes including simultaneous sarin gas attacks on subway trains during rush hour in March 1995.
A former member of the Aum Supreme Truth cult, who spent 17 years on the run after the 1995 nerve gas attack on Tokyo, was sentenced last week to five years in prison over a separate crime.
A recent plan devised by a team of Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers to grant financial aid to victims of crimes perpetrated by the Aum Supreme Truth cult can be regarded as an extremely unusual measure.