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Chronology of major events related to AUM Shinrikyo cult

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The following is a chronology of major events related to the AUM Shinrikyo cult.

1984 -- Shoko Asahara forms "AUM Shinsen no Kai," later renames it AUM Shinrikyo.

Nov. 4, 1989 -- Lawyer Tsutsumi Sakamoto, his wife and their 1-year-old son are killed by AUM members at their home in Yokohama.

Feb. 1990 -- Asahara and 24 other AUM members run unsuccessfully in the House of Representatives election.

June 27, 1994 -- AUM members release sarin nerve gas in a residential area of city of Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. Eight people are killed and more than 100 others injured.

March 20, 1995 -- AUM members attack Tokyo subway system with sarin gas. Thirteen people are killed and over 6,200 injured.

May 16 -- Asahara is arrested.

Feb. 27, 2004 -- The Tokyo District Court sentences Asahara to death.

Sep. 15, 2006 -- Asahara's death sentence is finalized.

June 15, 2012 -- The last fugitive former AUM member, Katsuya Takahashi, is arrested on suspicion of his involvement in the Tokyo subway attack.

April 30, 2015 -- The Tokyo District Court sentences Takahashi to life in prison.

Jan. 18, 2018 -- The Supreme Court rejects Takahashi's appeal, ending all trials linked to AUM Shinrikyo cult.

July 6, 2018 -- 7 of 13 former members of AUM Shinrikyo on death row, including founder Asahara, are executed.

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