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Greenpeace activists Toru Suzuki (on left) and Junichi Sato (on right), with their lead defence counsel lawyer Mr. Kaido (in centre) stand beside an ice sculpture of Lady Justice which has been presented to the courts of Aomori by Greenpeace Japan on the opening day of the trial of Suzuki-san and Sato-san, in Aomori, Japan, Monday 15th February 2010. Greenpeace Japan's Toru Suzuki and colleague Junichi Sato begin trial in Aomori today (Monday 15th February 2010) following their exposure of an embezzlement scandal inside the taxpayer-funded whaling industry. Greenpeace has gifted two of these statues to the people of Aomori and its court to mark the February 15th opening of trial against the two activists. The trial has become a landmark for Japan's legal system, after a recent opinion by the United Nations Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that authorities have breached both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights, in the treatment of Sato and Suzuki.
- ©Greenpeace/Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert2010
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- The Whaling Debate - pro/anti whaling.