: Moscow Times: Japanese cult suspects in Moscow, St. Petersburg released

12:26 Apr. 7, 2016

Moscow Times: Japanese cult suspects in Moscow, St. Petersburg released

Participants in a yoga class strike a pose at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla, Jan. 24, 2016 (AP Photo)

Rusian police detained 30 people, believing them to be members of Japanese doomsday cult

Suspects detained in Moscow and St. Petersburg under suspicion of involvement with Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo were released due to lack of evidence, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday (April 6).

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It became clear that the suspects had gathered to practise yoga, an unidentified source in law enforcement told Interfax.

Approximately 30 suspects were detained after police raided addresses in various locations across Moscow and St. Petersburg on Tuesday (April 5), in connection with Russian Investigative Committee investigations into the organization's illegal activities.

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