Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Tokyo-Two-Action-in-New-Zealand-27MZIFL0D4G6.htmlConceptually similarTokyo Two Action in New ZealandGP01Q2JCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Action in New ZealandGP01Q2KCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Protest in WellingtonGP04O2ECompleted★★★★New Zealand Activists Support Tokyo TwoGP01Z3JCompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Protest in WellingtonGP04O2FCompleted★★★★New Zealand Activists Support Tokyo TwoGP01Z3ICompleted★★★★Tokyo Two Protest in WellingtonGP022ZICompleted★★★★Toru Suzuki in TokyoGP01ZU3Completed★★★★Junichi Sato in TokyoGP01ZU4Completed★★★★View AllGP01Q2ITokyo Two Action in New ZealandGreenpeace activists hold banners reading "Free the Tokyo 2' and 'Put Whaling on Trial' behind a staged five meter inflatable minke whale in Mission Bay, in a protest to highlight the court case of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, the two Greenpeace activists who were charged with theft and trespass after they exposed a major scandal around the embezzlement of whale meat from the Japanese government-sponsored Southern Ocean whaling program. Locations:Aotearoa-Auckland-OceaniaDate:19 Feb, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Nigel MarpleMaximum size:2700px X 1811pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Beaches-Court cases-Day-Greenpeace activists-Greenpeace staff-Japanese Government-KWCI (GPI)-Law-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Props-Tokyo Two (campaign title)-Whales-WhalingShoot:Tokyo Two Action in New ZealandGreenpeace volunteers and employees protest 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.