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Shoot: Colombian Activists Protest Tokyo Two Verdict

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Outside the Japanese embassy in Bogota, Greenpeace activists hold a banner saying “¿Cómo? ¿Culpables por defender las ballenas?” which translates to "Guilty for Defending Whales?" They are protesting the verdict against the activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki who exposed widespread corruption in the Japanese government’s Southern Ocean whaling programme. The two activists were convicted of theft and trespass after carrying out a public interest investigation into embezzlement, during which they intercepted as evidence one of numerous boxes of whale meat coming from the whaling factory ship the Nisshin Maru and destined for private use, which breaches the regulations of the taxpayer-funded programme. The case of Sato and Suzuki has generated significant international attention, from senior political figures, including Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, international human rights groups and legal experts.
Colombian Activists Protest T2 Verdict
6 Sep, 2010
Colombian Activists Protest T2 Verdict
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