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'Poison-gas' trial resumes

Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, whose trial for the poison-gas attack on the Tokyo subway last year resumes tomorrow, is to be confronted by his followers in court. Mr Asahara is accused of ordering followers to release the deadly nerve-gas sarin on rush-hour subway trains in March 1995. The attack killed 11 people and made 5,500 ill.

The Aum Shinri Kyo sect's doctor, Ikuo Hayashi, and Mr Asahara's lieutenant, Yoshihiro Inoue, both accused of taking part in the subway attack, will testify on the role Mr Asahara played in the gassing. Reuter - Tokyo