Government to consider new legislation to relieve suffering of victims committed by members of Aum

June 29, 1999

TOKYO, June 29, 1999 (Kyodo) -- -- The government intends to consider new legislation to relieve the suffering of victims of crimes allegedly committed by members of the AUM Shinrikyo cult in an effort to strengthen control on the group, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiromu Nonaka said Tuesday.

"I have heard opinions suggesting the necessity of new legislation. We want to seek legislative ways, including those as relief for victims," Nonaka told a Diet committee.

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