Campaign against 6.16 crackdown at Shin-Okubo will hand over a protest
and request note to Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office.
◆ Drop the Mr. A’s Case 7.4 Action
◆ Meet in the lobby on the 1st floor of Bar Association Bldg (1-1-3
Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013) at 15:30pm July 4, Thursday
◆ Hand over the note at 16:00pm
We look forward to your participation.
*STATEMENT AND REQUEST*
*We are concerned over treatment of Mr. A currently under detention for the 6.16 crackdown at Shin-Okubo station.*
During a protest against racist demonstrations staged on June 16 by
Organization Not Allowing Privileges of Korean Residents known as
“Zaitokukai” in Japanese and other groups 4 protesters and 4 racists
were arrested, and only one protester Mr. A is still detained at
Harajuku Metropolitan Police Station. Despite that the Tokyo District
Court found on June 27 there were no grounds for his detention Tokyo
District Public Prosecutors Office requested another 8 days detention
and the request was immediately approved.
We are holding our breath to see what decision the prosecution will make
by June 5th when his detention order is due to expire. What we are
concerned about is that the prosecution might bring this case to court
to demand heavier penalty than fines imposed with summary order to those
who were freed early on. He would subsequently be put in detention
center for another couple of months and would face a large amount of
bail and lengthy court fight.
In order to express our concerns and call for his immediate release and
drop of the case, we have decided t
o submit the following Protest and
Request note to the prosecution .
We would greatly appreciate if you could add your name to show your
approval for this note.
Campaign Against 6.16 Crackdown at Shin-Okubo
Fujio Asano, Lawyer
Satoshi Ukai, Teacher of Hitotsubashi University
Kenichi Endo, Lawyer
Kunihiko Hama, Teacher of Waseda University
Tetsuya Yoshida, Lawyer
We hope you will send your approval to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
*by noon on July 4th*. Your name will be published on our website,
sowe ask those who don’t want to be named to tell us.