Aum Supreme Truth Cult (1995): The lid is lifted on the monstrous activities and thwarted plans of the Aum Supreme Truth cult and show how its apocalyptic rhetoric and plans to kill the Emperor and overthrow the Japanese state were backed with deadly and detailed planning.
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From military training for cult members in Russia to a secret chemical factory in Australia the cult was preparing for doomsday. Members were immersed in hot water and imprisoned underground to ready them for war. It all began in 1990, when a former university student and 24 of his followers ran for Japanese Parliament. The voters snubbed their party. Five years later, leader Shoko Asahara extracted a terrible revenge as 5,500 people were left choking and blinded in Tokyo's city subways, victims of a deadly sarin nerve gas attack.
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