Whale defenders are facing prison time in Japan. Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki have acted in the public interest by exposing large scale embezzlement inside the whaling industry in Japan -- yet they are on trial and face up to 10 years in prison. Junichi and Toru need our help now more than ever.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the Japanese Embassy that you stand beside Junichi and Toru as co-defendants.
It's been almost two years since the politically motivated arrest of Junichi and Toru — known as the Tokyo Two — for their roles in exposing the illegal sale of whale meat smuggled off the Japanese government's whaling ships. A working group of the United Nations Human Rights Council recently ruled that the defendants' human rights have been breached by the Japanese justice system. As the trial began this week, Greenpeace USA was one of many offices worldwide supporting the Tokyo Two at a Japanese embassy.
TAKE ACTION: Send a letter to the Japanese Embassy calling for justice for the Tokyo Two!