World-wide protests against an unjust sentence for Japanese anti-whaling activists

People around the world respond to the sentancing of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two.

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"Activists are not criminals, and to treat them as such has a chilling effect in society, undermining the quality of democracy," said Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr. Kumi Naidoo, who travelled to Japan to hear the verdict. "The freedom to peacefully expose wrongdoing is not only a crucial part of any democracy, it is a right that must be defended. Greenpeace will continue to make this case a global priority until this unjust conviction is overturned."