Akemi Saito arrested, Aum Shinrikyo cult fugitive – 1995 Sarin Gas Attack

A woman claiming to have lived with a senior member of the doomsday cult behind the 1995 nerve gas attack on Tokyo’s subways turned herself in and was arrested Tuesday for helping him evade police for nearly 17 years.

Akemi Saito, also a member of Aum Shinrikyo, gave herself up after Makoto Hirata surrendered to police on New Year’s Eve, according to police and Saito’s lawyer.

Hirata has refused to explain how he managed to keep underground for so long despite being one of Japan’s most-wanted fugitives.

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