Asahara, Shoko (1955–)

Shoko Asahara is the leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult and the mastermind of the sarin gas attack on the Japanese subway.

Asahara was born Chizuo Matsumoto, the son of a poor tatami mat maker, on March 2, 1955. Afflicted with glaucoma at birth, Asahara had only very ...

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