Today in history: March 20, 1995 Tokyo Metro Sarin Gas Attack

The Japanese March 20, 1995, Tokyo subway sarin gas attack (ササリンン Ch Chikatetsu sarin Jiken) was a terrorist attack with sarin gas on the Tokyo subway in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. As a result of the attacks, 12 people were killed, 50 people were seriously injured, and more than 5,000 people suffered temporary vision problems. The attack was carried out by the Aum Shinrikyo organization on trains passing through Kasumigaseki and Nagatachō, where the government buildings are located. Until the fire of the Myojo 56 building on September 1, 2001, II. It was the deadliest incident to occur in Japan since World War II.

Following the attack, Aum Shinrikyo leader Shoko Asahara and other senior leaders were arrested. Asahara and 11 members of the organization were tried and convicted of planning the attacks and sentenced to death in 2004.

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