札幌サウンドデモ7・5救援会

2008年7月5日、札幌で開催された「チャレンジ・ザ・G8 1万人のピースウォーク」のサウンドデモ部分への異様な過剰警備・弾圧があり、4名が逮捕されました(当日のまとめ)。しかしこれは逮捕というより拉致監禁と呼ぶべきまったく不当なものでした。警察に破壊されたレンタルのトラックはすぐには還付されず、トラックごと押収された荷物について札幌中央署の河田警備課長は「押収品ではない」と主張し、7日に返還するまで勝手に持ち去り所持する警察のドロボーぶりを自ら暴露。デモ直後にはウォーク参加者が札幌中央署前で抗議行動に尽力し、その日の初動救援を受け救援会が結成され早期釈放を追求、翌日よりカンパ要請を開始。弁護士もチームを組んで接見を開始、救援会とともに披逮捕者への支援を継続。7日早朝、検事送致(いわゆる送検)、救援会が中央署に駆けつけ押送時に激励、その後トラック以外の荷物を取り戻し差入ロイターのカメラパーソンのみ7日に検事釈放され、8日、ウォーク参加者の3名は地検に勾留を請求され、接見禁止処分付きで裁判官が認容勾留状は不当なものでした。また運転手への杜撰な押収品目録交付と警備課のウソ。9日、救援会が中央署の脇を通るデモ(12日)を申請・デモ呼びかけ。同日午後の記者会見後、署前で激励行動。10日、マニラで日本大使館抗議行動。11日、トラックが直接業者に還付される。運転手逮捕の押収品じゃなかったのか。12日国際連帯呼びかけ札幌で救援会のデモ、東京・大阪・京都・福岡で同日連帯行動、そしてベルリン、ソウルでも行動あり。中央署への抗議FAXキャンペーン(終了)。15日、勾留理由開示請求公判報告。16日、処分保留のまま全員釈放! 18日、報告集会。19日、抗議デモ。8月23日ふりかえる集会
 
 

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【転載】NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD TEAMS WITH JAPANESE LEGAL NETWORK TO MONITOR POLICE MISCONDUCT IN COUNTER G8 PROTESTS IN JAPAN

NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD TEAMS WITH JAPANESE LEGAL NETWORK TO MONITOR POLICE MISCONDUCT IN COUNTER G8 PROTESTS IN JAPAN
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 08:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 8, 2008

Contact: Marjorie Cohn, NLG President, marjorie@tjsl.edu; 619-374-6923
Heidi Boghosian, NLG Executive Director, director@nlg.org; 212-679-5100,
ext. 11

NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD TEAMS WITH JAPANESE LEGAL NETWORK TO MONITOR POLICE MISCONDUCT IN COUNTER G8 PROTESTS IN JAPAN

Extraordinary Force Used to Silence Protesters Critical of G8 and United States Policies

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is monitoring an escalation of repression by Japanese police against protestors of the Group of 8 Summit (G8 Summit) in the Japanese island of Hokkaido, as well as in Sapporo, Tokyo and other parts of Japan.

The Lawyers Guild, a network of lawyers, legal workers and law students advocating for social change in the US, has teamed up with WATCH, a Japanese legal network created to document police and government misconduct during the anti G8 protests. Both organizations are deeply disturbed at the level of police harassment against G8 protestors.

"What we have witnessed in the streets of Sapporo, Tokyo and in Hokkaido Toyako is part of an ongoing and escalating campaign to suppress the movement for social change and real democracy in Japan," said Marina Sitrin, professor and member of the National Lawyers Guild.

As G8 leaders meet at their Summit in Hokkaido Toyako, the Japanese police and government manifest their anti-democratic policies with regard to demonstrators and people who oppose the group's policies "The G8, which claims to oppose poverty and global warming, actually promotes aid to poor countries that forces them into debt and policies that create climate change. The National Lawyers Guild supports the global justice movement against these policies, in Japan and worldwide," said NLG President Marjorie Cohn.

The G8 leaders have publicly cited Iran's nuclear energy program as a military threat, fueling fears of the possibility that the US will attack Iran. After the G8's 2003 declaration on non-proliferation, which specifically targeted Iran, last year's G8 communiqu listed Iran as one of three countries (with Libya and North Korea) posing 'proliferation challenges' to world security, despite the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency's conclusion that there is no evidence Iran has a nuclear weapons program.

"We were surprised by the excessive force used by police in the counter G8 demonstrations," said Ko Watari, of WATCH. "This was a non-violent demonstration where no acts against property or people took place, or even appeared likely to take place." Three people have been arrested, one Reuter's cameraman was standing on a public sidewalk when arrested by police; and his video camera was confiscated. The arrest of a sound truck driver followed immediately thereafter. Footage of the driver's arrest shows him screaming in pain as the police attempted to pull him out of the truck, after smashing the truck window. A later inspection of the confiscated truck by the legal team revealed quantities of dried blood on the steering wheel and dashboard.

"Labor and peace movement leaders are concerned that the police will arrest them for organizing these protests, search their homes and interrogate their family members," said Dan Spalding, Legal Worker Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild. Japanese law permits police to hold and interrogate suspects for 23 days without formal charges. They are often interrogated for 12 hours in a row, and often forced to sit on their knees all day while in detention, not being allowed to move without permission, even to use the bathroom. It is these sorts of conditions and punitive arrests that the National Lawyers Guild opposes. We call on the Japanese government to respect human rights in Japan.

Founded in 1937 as an alternative to the American Bar Association, which did not admit people of color, the National Lawyers Guild is the oldest and largest public interest/human rights bar organization in the United States. Its headquarters are in New York and it has chapters in every state.
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