ICDP strongly condemns the executions of seven persons, all men, carried out by Japanese authorities on Friday, 6 July 2018. They were all members of the Aum Supreme Truth Cult (Aum) and are the first of the 13 people convicted and sentenced to death for their roles for several crimes. These crimes include the deadly March 1995 sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway which killed 13 people and left thousands more suffering the effects of the nerve gas. The executions were carried out by hanging at detention centres across Japan. For further information, please read our press release here.
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