Last week, Shoko Asahara, leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult was executed. Back in 1995 he led his followers into releasing sarin gas in the Tokyo subway system. In that attack, 13 people died and over 1,000 were injured. 2 months later after connecting the attack to the cult Japanese authorities raided his compound where Shoko was found hiding in a hidden room. After almost a decade of legal holdups and delays, the trial was finally held and he was found guilty in 13 of 17 charges and sentenced to death. During his trial he remained silent other than occasionally muttering to himself, in an attempt to be found insane, but it failed. Finally on 6 July, he and 6 other members of his cult behind the attack were executed by hanging at the Tokyo Detention House.