Whale Trial - Behind the Scenes: Closing

Photo | June 8, 2010

TV crews crowd the room at a press conference following the closing day of the Tokyo Two trial. Junichi and Toru explain that despite showing the prosecution case to be wholly unreliable, that the official explanation for the embezzlement of taxpayer money lacks substance, and that their prosecution has already violated international human rights agreements according to the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, they are still at risk of being convicted and sentenced to the one year and six months in prison the prosecutor has asked for. The judges will now retire to consider their verdict, which will be given in Aomori on September 6, 2010.