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Asahara's Daughter Asks Court to Appoint Anti-AUM Journalist as Guardian

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 Posted: 05:53 PM JST

(Mainichi Shimbun) - The 17-year-old daughter of AUM Shinrikyo cult founder Shoko Asahara has asked a local court to appoint freelance journalist Shoko Egawa as a guardian for her. Asahara's fourth daughter has filed a petition with the Kumagaya branch of the Saitama District Court, Hiroshi Watanabe, a lawyer for her, told a news conference. She has dismissed Takeshi Matsumoto, who also serves as a defense lawyer for Asahara, as a guardian for her. "I wanted to be independent of my family who lives on donations extended by followers, and sever ties with the cult, but my family and Mr. Matsumoto opposed that," her new lawyer quoted her as saying. Read article

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