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Chilean Activists Protest Tokyo Two Verdict 

Chilean Activists Protest Tokyo Two Verdict 

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09/06/2010 
Outside the Japanese embassy in Santiago, Greenpeace activists display a banner saying "Activism is not a crime" (translated from Spanish Äctivismo No Es Un Crimo"). They also deliver a letter to the Ambassador. The event is held to protest 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. 
Chilean Activists Protest T2 Verdict
09/06/2010 
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