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Shoot: Greek Activists Protest Tokyo Two Verdict

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An activist dressed as the Greek goddess of Justice, "Themis" stands with another activist holding a banner reading "Activism is not a Crime!" outside the Japanese Embassy in Athens. They are protesting the verdict against the two activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki who exposed widespread corruption in the Japanese government’s Southern Ocean whaling programme. The two activists, who have become known as the "Tokyo Two," 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.
Greek Activists Protest T2 Verdict
6 Sep, 2010
Greek Activists Protest T2 Verdict
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