Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Tokyo-Two-Action-in-Mexico-27MZIFL0DF8A.htmlConceptually similarTokyo Two Action in MexicoGP01Q2DCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Action in MexicoGP01Q2FCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Action in MexicoGP01Q2GCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Action in MexicoGP01Q2ECompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Protest in MexicoGP01NIUCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Protest in MexicoGP01NIOCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Protest in MexicoGP01NIPCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Protest in MexicoGP01NIQCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Protest in MexicoGP01NIRCompleted★★★★View AllGP01Q2HTokyo Two Action in MexicoGreenpeace activists paint a three dimensional banner spelling in Spanish "Justice" in front of the Japanese embassy and decorate each letter with messages to the Japanese government demanding an end to the political persecution of the two Greenpeace anti-whaling activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, and an end to Japan's whaling in the Southern Ocean. The two are being prosecuted and risk up to ten years in jail if convicted, after they exposed a major corruption scandal around the embezzlement of whale meat from the Japanese government-sponsored Southern Ocean whaling program.Locations:Mexico-Mexico City-North AmericaDate:19 Feb, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Gustavo GrafMaximum size:945px X 1417pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Court cases-Day-Embassies-Greenpeace activists-Japanese Government-KWCI (GPI)-Law-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Painting actions-Props-Signs-Tokyo Two (campaign title)-Two people-WhalingShoot:Tokyo Two Action in MexicoGreenpeace activists protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Mexico City to demand an end to the political persecution of the two Greenpeace anti-whaling activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, and an end to Japan's whaling in the Southern Ocean. The two Greenpeace activists exposed corruption in the taxpayer-funded whaling industry, but were themselves arrested in a crackdown on Greenpeace itself in Tokyo. A quarter of a million Greenpeace supporters wrote to the Prime Minister to demand their release. The arrest was denounced by Amnesty International, and fits a pattern of repression of the rights of free speech in Japan which has been condemned by the United Nations. Actions at Japanese embassies around the world are scheduled during the week.