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The Aum Shinrikyo Executions: Why Now?

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With the execution of Aum Shinrikyo leader and six of his followers, Japan looks to leave behind an era of tragedy. 
On July 6, 2018, Japanese authorities executed seven members of the religious movement Aum Shinrikyo (Aum true religion, or supreme truth), which carried out the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack and a series of other atrocities. None of the seven of the executed men were directly involved in releasing the gas on that tragic day; four of those who did remain under a death sentence, and their executions may be imminent.
The seven executed were involved in planning and organizing the various crimes committed by Aum. Asahara Shoko (born Matsumoto Chizuo), was the founder and leader of the movement, having developed the doctrinal system instrumental to Aum’s violence and its concept of a final cosmic war of good (Aum) against evil (the corrupt material world and everyone — from the Japanese government to the general public — who lived in it). Asahara is believed to have given …

Tunisia sentences man to death for murder and rape of infant

Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui
Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui
An Army Corporal accused of murdering a four-year-old child has been sentenced to death by firearm, the lawyer of the victim's family confirmed.

"The Permanent Military Court of Tunis, on Tuesday, pronounced the death penalty by firearm against the killer of child Yassine Aouachri," Zoubeir Yahyaoui added in a statement to Tunisian Agence Presse. 

The defendant has the right to appeal against the ruling.

Capital punishment can only take place when it is validated by the President of the Republic. 

The last time capital punishment was used in Tunisia was in 1991.

Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui, 25, was charged with misappropriation of a minor, using violence that resulted in the death, rape, sequestration and maltreatment of a juvenile with premeditation.

The 4-year-old child, who was abducted on 17 May 2016 in front of a primary school in the Mellassine neighbourhood, was found murdered the same day in an abandoned house in Cite Hellal.

Yahyaoui had made 4 attempts to kidnap a child before capturing Yassine.

Source: Middle East Monitor, January 3, 2017


Tunisie : Peine capitale pour l’assassin du petit Yassine


Le soldat Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui a été condamné à la peine capitale pour le viol et le meurtre, en mai dernier, du petit Yassine.

Le tribunal militaire de Tunis a condamné, mardi 3 janvier 2017, Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui (25 ans) à la peine de mort par fusillade.

Incarcéré, depuis le 17 mai 2016, pour le viol et le meurtre, le même jour, de Yassine (4 ans) à Mellassine, quartier populaire l’ouest de Tunis, Mohamed Amine Yahyaoui a indiqué au juge qu’il souffrait de troubles psychiques, affirmant ne pas être responsable de ses faits et gestes.

Les différentes expertises effectuées ont démontré qu’il est conscient et responsable et doit être jugé pour son crime odieux qui a ébranlé la Tunisie.

Source: Kapitalis, 3 janvier 2017

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