Two Japanese Greenpeace members known as the “Tokyo Two” began their trail yesterday. They aim to expose as much as they can about the Japanese whaling industry, but for now they are on trail for a case that may end up with them sentenced to jail for 10 years.
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Greenpeace on Friday urged Japan to give a fair trial to two of its activists who sought to expose embezzlement in the state-funded whaling industry but were instead arrested for theft and trespass.
The “Tokyo Two“, as the environmental group calls them, were held in police custody for 23 days after their arrests in 2008 and face a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted in the trial that starts Monday.
Greenpeace says Japanese nationals Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki were merely doing their jobs in an environmental investigation when they took a box of whale meat from a mail depot and presented it to state prosecutors as proof of embezzlement.
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