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Friday, May 14, 2010

The Tokyo Two steal whale meat to expose the truth about Japan's illegal whaling and are now on trial, show your support!

Details on their story can be found on the Greenpeace website

Please consider lending your support to them as they stand on trial for trying to make the world a WAY better place! Sign the petition here

The official Greenpeace statement reads:
It is whaling that should be on trial, not the people who oppose it.

We believe the prosecution of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the "Tokyo-Two", is politically motivated and designed to silence opposition against whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Our belief is backed by the fact that a UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that the Japanese government breached numerous human rights by detaining and prosecuting Junichi and Toru. A quarter of a million individuals, dozens of legal experts and human rights groups, such as Amnesty International, have all expressed equal concern.

We hope that justice will prevail and that the courts will finally recognise Junichi and Toru for doing their duty as concerned citizens. But, should they be tried and sentenced unjustly - we will not go quietly. Our voices will only get louder.

Junichi and Toru are honourable men who acted in the interest of Japanese tax-payers by exposing large scale embezzlement inside the government funded whaling programme. We stand beside them as co-defendants in opposition to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. And we call on the Japanese government to respect its commitment to international human rights law, to ensure that the Tokyo Two receive a fair trial, and that the investigation into the whale meat embezzlement scandal is reopened.

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