MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In 2014, Naoko Kikuchi was found guilty of delivering materials to make a bomb to other cult members. A bomb was sent to then-Tokyo Gov. Yukio Aoshima at city hall and the explosion maimed the governor's secretary. The court sentenced Kikuchi to five years' imprisonment.
The secretary who was injured in the attack pointed out to the television reporter that Kikuchi fled and stayed in hiding for 17 years following the incident, proving that she knew she was guilty of the charges.
Aum Shinrikyo, a Japanese death cult, was designated a terrorist organization in some countries. In 1995, several members of the cult released deadly sarin gas in the Tokyo metro underground, killing 13 and injuring thousands.