Greenpeace – Tokyo JPN - Save a whale, go to jail
World Oceans Day was a day to celebrate our seas and a time to honor ocean heroes across the planet. But not in Japan, where two anti-whaling activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, were arrested two years ago after exposing government corruption at the heart of Japan's whaling industry. They stood trial last week and the prosecution demanded a sentence of 18 months in jail. If imposed, this would be the longest jail term for any Greenpeace activist. Read the Greenpeace report.