Asahara's children refused residency registration

June 28, 1999

-- The Otawara municipal government in Tochigi Prefecture decided Monday to refuse residency registration to children of AUM Shinrikyo cult leader Shoko Asahara, municipal officials said.

The municipal government will soon notify AUM of its decision to deny registration applications for Asahara's second daughter, 18, and 5-year-old second son. The government said it was rejecting the applications from the viewpoint of public welfare.

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