Tokyo 2 Conviction Upheld by Sendai Court

Photo | 1 August, 2011

Junichi Sato (2nd from right), Executive Director of Greenpeace Japan, stands outside Sendai Court, alongside his defense counsel: Yasushi Tadano (in blue shirt), after receiving an upheld conviction: A one year sentence suspended for 3 years, for the 'Tokyo Two' court case in which Junichi Sato and his colleague Toru Suzuki stood trial for trespass and theft of a box of whale meat. The banners held by Greenpeace Japan colleagues claim the sentence is a "wrongful conviction". They also raised a banner in Japanese reading "Where is the right to know?" 07/12/2011