Tokyo Two court case starts, but it's whaling that's really on trial...

Posted by jossc — 15 February 2010 at 5:32pm - Comments

The trial of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, the brave anti-whaling activists who exposed corruption within the Japanese whaling industry in 2008, finally begins today in the whaling city of Aomori. 

There's little doubt that this is a politically motivated prosecution designed to silence the Toyko Two, as they've become better known, and to crush all opposition against whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Junichi and Toru have continued to make their voices heard despite facing intimidation by the Japanese authorities and up to 10 years in prison. They need your help now more than ever. Tell the Japanese government that you stand beside them as co-defendants.

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