A photo taken on April 14, 1995 in Kamikuishiki, Japan of an unidentified child belonging to one of the Aum Shinrikyo cult members. Following the investigation of the Tokyo subway sarin attack, approximately eighty children were taken away from the cult and placed into protective custody.
Aum Shinrikyo is an active Japanese cult founded by Shoko Asahara (born Chizuo Matsumoto) in the late 80s. On March 20, 1995 members of the cult carried out the Subway Sarin Incident in which 12 people were killed and thousands of others seriously injured. Although Asahara claimed that he had nothing to do with the attack, he was nonetheless sentenced to death by hanging on February 27, 2004 for masterminding the murders. In 2012, his execution was postponed due to ongoing arrests of other members of the still existing Aum Shinrikyo.