Russian Aum plotters face 8-year jail terms

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Russian prosecutors on Friday called for a maximum eight-year jail term for four Russian followers of Japan's Aum Shinrikyo cult for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack in Japan in an attempt to rescue Aum leader Shoko Asahara from Japanese jail.

The state demanded the eight-term prison term for Dmitry Sigachev, the alleged leader of the plot, and between three and five years for three other defendants. (Kyodo News)