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High court rejects appeal of Aum cult leader’s 4th oldest daughter to receive his ashes

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The Tokyo High Court has rejected an appeal by the fourth oldest daughter of Shoko Asahara (real name Chizuo Matsumoto), the executed cult leader of Aum Shinrikyo, to receive his cremated remains. Last September, the court ruled that Matsumoto’s second daughter would take possession of her father’s ashes.

Following his execution in July 2018, the cult founder’s remains were stored in the Tokyo Detention House as the Ministry of Justice decided which family member would receive his ashes, Sankei Shimnun reported. Since then, Matsumoto’s widow and second oldest daughter have been in a dispute with the fourth daughter over the handover of the remains, including his hair.

In September 2020, the Tokyo Family Court decided to grant the second daughter possession of Matsumoto’s ashes. However, the fourth daughter lodged an appeal with the Tokyo High Court that was ultimately rejected on Wednesday.

While on death row, Matsumoto reportedly requested that his fourth daughter be the one to receive his remains. Dissatisfied with the ruling, her lawyers are planning to file an appeal with the Supreme Court to overturn the Tokyo High Court’s ruling.

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The Aun saga continues. A great read about Aum is Cult at the End of the World. It details the actions of the cult and how the NPA missed numerous opportunities to step in way before the gas attacks.

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Should have thrown his body to the sharks like Bin Laden. Would have avoided this legal nonsense.

This terrorists daughter is one twisted, sick individual.

3 ( +12 / -9 )

His hair and ashes should be disposed of completely so that there is nothing left of him at all, anywhere.

9 ( +14 / -5 )

If you read the book I suggested, you’ll be appalled at how the NPA acted as its refusal to do anything resulted in the gas attack and abuse of many people who were kidnapped by Aum. The NPA literally refused to do a damn thing despite multiple people pleading with it to take action.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Should just flush his ashes down the toilet and be done with it.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

His hair and ashes should be disposed of completely so that there is nothing left of him at all, anywhere.

People, just remember, as terrible of a person he was, he is still someone's loved one. How would you lot feel is someone were talking about your lost loved one's remains like this?

-11 ( +7 / -18 )

Why not just split the ashes 3 ways and share them if they're that important

5 ( +9 / -4 )

How would you lot feel is someone were talking about your lost loved one's remains like this?

How would I feel? I would agree with them 100%.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Why not just split the ashes 3 ways and share them if they're that important

The law requires the ashes to go to the individual whom is designated by the person to be cremated. A court cannot override that decision.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

How would you lot feel is someone were talking about your lost loved one's remains like this?

If my deceased loved one was some murderous trash, who also brainwashed others to do his evil bedding, I'd feel and talk just the same. Heck, I'd get rid that loved one's remains and make sure no one can get into their possession, so they don't make a god out of him or her.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Yup, should have given him the bin-Laden treatment so there's nothing left for any of his nutty followers to go pray in front of.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

To all victims’ families a little bit, so they can do whatever they want to get a little virtual pain relief. Some of you named some recommendations...

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Just throw it in the trash and save public money, it cost too much already keeping that murderous pig in prison for over 10 years.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Throw them down the toilet.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Why the heck does she want his bones? This is just creepy.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

They might start worshipping the ashes and continue the cult.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

She could mix them with snow cocaine and snort them up, like Keith Richards claimed he did with his father's ashes. Of course at the time he had a cameo rolein an upcoming 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie.

Snort me up! Blaaaaaaaahhhhh.....

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