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Louise Desrenards on Tue, 11 Nov 2008 03:40:35 +0100 (CET)


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Friends from Japan asked us to forward this information as appeal to 
send our protests.
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Below is the statement by solidarity group, Please read and send your 
names and messages showing support.we would like to add them to our 
website:

Statement denouncing unlawful arrest Show your face, Aso!! 'reality 
tour' Solidarity Group

October 26th,"'reality tour2' what is 6200,000,000 Yen like? Let's go 
and see the Prime minister Aso's House" was heldas a pre-event to 
Anti-war and Resistence Festa happeninng at 29th & 30th Nov. During this 
event,3 of the tour participant were arrested and are now still hold in 
policw custody.
We are making it clear that these arrests are unlawful and denouncing 
Public Safety Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and 
Shibuya police for taking away our comrades.

Source :
http://www42.atwiki.jp/asoudetekoiq/?page=nonjapanese

Video :
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uw701vV15U

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http://www42.atwiki.jp/asoudetekoiq/pages/537.html

SHOW your support by sending names and messages or any other actions!

Below is the statement by solidarity group,Please read and send your 
names and messages showing support.we would like to add them to our 
website:

Statement denouncing unlawful arrest Show your face, Aso!! 'reality 
tour' Solidarity Group

October 26th,"'reality tour2' what is 6200,000,000 Yen like? Let's go 
and see the Prime minister Aso's House" was heldas a pre-event to 
Anti-war and Resistence Festa happeninng at 29th & 30th Nov. During this 
event,3 of the tour participant were arrested and are now still hold in 
policw custody.
We are making it clear that these arrests are unlawful and denouncing 
Public Safety Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and 
Shibuya police for taking away our comrades.

Why a 'reality tour'
We did aa reality tour to the'rip off mansion' of a temping angency 
president and this was another version of it where we decided to go and 
see the Aso Taro's mansion which is said to costs 6200,000,000 just for 
the land.There has been some press coverage on Prime minister's money 
sense recently,and we wondered what kind of life he has as he is 
responsible for resolve the poverty and wealth gap.However this tour had 
to be
broken up by police.

How the unlawful arrest happened
3pm,Chief of security department of Shibuya police said to us "If you wt 
wasant to go the Prime minister's house by walk,that7s fine" and"you can 
go and see the house in group of 5to6 people each in turn" when we were 
gatheing in front of Shibuya train station.We did some anouncement of 
the tour for 30or40minutes,then about 50 of us started to walk.We held 
our signs and baloons,and we never used our speaker just as police told 
us to do.
Only 5 minutes later,when we were reaching Dogen Zaka Street one of our 
comrades who were holding a sign to show the way to other participant 
was held his arm and wrestled to the ground by police.Police officers 
stared to get a full nelson on other 2 participant with the cue 
saying"go!go!It's KOBO(Short term for
"interfering with policemen in the execution of their duties")It's 
KOBO!" and then took away the 3. On the news report they say police gave 
us warning many times but there weren't any except when we started 
walking.The reason for the arrest of the 3 given by police are 
"breaching public safety ordinance" and "interfering with policemen in 
the execution of their duties"but it's all clear in recorded film
that there were no such act.There are no fact that tour participants 
conducted violence.

Custody Visiting blocked and unlawful 10 days detention
Later on same day, we went to Shibuya Police station to denounce te 
unlawful arrest and demand custody visiting and take necessities 
(food,cloth,toothbrush etc) to the 3 .But police did not let us the 3.
Also even when the soliciter/lawyer arrived at 5pm police didn't let him 
visit the arrestees and blocked the visiting of the soliciter for 2 
hours. I was only after 7pm the soliciter could go iin to visit the
arrestees and the necessities were handed to our comrades.Later on 
28th,the 3 were decided to be held for another 10 days and custody 
visiting by non-soliciters were banned.Police didn't only unjustly 
reppressed us but also openly infringed on arrestee's legal rights by 
blocking the custody visiting and keeps holding the 3 unlawfully.

We can never condone this outrageousness.Since when we have noright to 
walk the pavement?
Who made the police guard us in large excess when we were only walking 
the pavement?
Who told the press false information and trying to put a crime on the 
innocent 3?
Police always do this,make their move first and make us take the blame.
The police fearing people are going to "see"the prime minister's house, 
never hesitate to trample on
our comrades' freedom and lives.
Police protects Aso.
Then we will protect ourselves.

We say this with rage!
Release our 3 comaredes immediately!
Apologize for the unlawful arrest!
Taro Aso take the responsiility for your merrymen's misconduct!

October 29th
Show your face,Aso!! 'reality tour' Solidarity Group
note) Tokyo Public safety ordinance is unconstitutional as the
constitution says in Article 21
"Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press and all 
other forms of expression are guaranteed."But even this ordinance it 
should not give police or other public servant power to ban or
cencor any political publications or signs or gatherings other than 
march or demonstration.

As Arrest Solidarity group,we strongly protest to this repression and 
demand the immidiate release of the 3 arrestees. Please support our 
statement.

If you or your organization decided to support, email to 
"asouq(at)sanpal.co.jp" as following (or just post a comment)




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Trois participants pacifiques à la marche-manifestation arrêtés à 
Shibuya, Tokyo

Le 26 octobre 2008, dans le quartier de Shibuya, à Tokyo, trois 
participants à la marche-manifestation, intitulée : "Reality Tour 2 : 
Allons voir la maison du Premier Ministre Taro Aso qui coûte 6,2 
milliards de yen", organisée dans le cadre de la Fête contre la guerre 
et pour la résistance, ont été arrêtés et ils sont toujours en détention 
à la police à ce jour (le 2 novembre 2008).

Le but de ce "Reality Tour" était de voir la maison luxueuse de monsieur 
Taro Aso dont seul le terrain coûterait 6,2 milliards de yen. En effet, 
les manifestants, dont la plupart était de jeunes travailleurs 
précaires, ont voulu voir quelle vie mène monsieur Aso, qui devrait 
apporter une solution politique à la difficulté, la précarité et la 
pauvreté des jeunes Japonais. Mais malheureusement, cette tournée a été 
dispersée par la police.

Voici ce qui s'est passé le 26 octobre.

A 3 heures de l'après-midi, le chef en charge du maintien de l'ordre de 
la Préfécture de police de Shibuya est venu informer aux participants à 
cette marche, réunis à la place Hachiko (devant la gare Shibuya), qu'ils 
auraient le droit de marcher sur la zone piétonne des rues et qu'ils 
pourraient aller voir la maison de monsieur Aso par cinq ou six, etc. 
Après cette discussion, les cinquantaines de participants, après avoir 
retiré leurs pancartes à la demande de la police, ont commencé à marcher 
vers la maison Aso, sans même utiliser de micro, d'amplificateur ou de 
haut-parleur.

Cinq minutes après, dans la foule de ce quartier, les policiers qui 
accompagnaient cette marche ont soudain saisi violemment les 3 
participants en tête de cette marche qui avaient une pancarte sur 
laquelle était marqué le titre de ce Reality Tour, en criant : 
"Arrêtez-les ! Insultes aux forces de l'ordre !" Ainsi, ces trois 
personnes ont été arrêtées et emmenées à la police.

Les masse média rapportent que la police auraient donné des 
avertissements à plusieurs reprises aux participants à cette marche 
avant cette arrestation. Mais ce n'était pas le cas, sauf avant le 
départ. De même, les masse média rapportent que les participants à cette 
marche auraient été violents envers les policiers qui étaient présents 
mais ce n'est absolument pas vrai. De plus, les masse média rapportent 
aussi que la raison de cette arrestation était une violation des 
règlements de l'ordre public et les insultes aux forces de l'ordre mais 
ce n'est absolument pas vrai.

Ce n'est pas tout : La préfécture de police de Shibuya, où ont été 
détenues ces trois personnes arrêtées, a refusé l'audience entre eux, 
les autres participants à la marche et l'avocat. De plus, la police a 
prolongé la détention de 10 jours et interdit l'audience de nouveau avec 
qui que ce soit.

Voici les vidéos qui décrivent tout ce qui est décrit ci-dessus :
1. La réunion entre les participants et la police avant le départ (à la 
place Hachiko, Shibuya)
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=VukCiIa0BDc&feature=related
2. Les policiers en discussion juste avant l'arrestation
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc0Z0Yvde8E&feature=related
3. L'arrestation
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uw701vV15U

Si ces jeunes ont été arrêtés, c'est parce qu'ils ont voulu voir la 
maison du premier ministre. C'est ainsi que l'ordre public est maintenu 
au Japon. La raison de cette arrestation était les insultes aux forces 
de l'ordre. Voilà la réalité au Japon...

Allez, venez visiter le Japon. La vie privée du premier ministre est 
tellement précieuse que la police arrêtent les citoyens qui veulent voir 
sa maison tranquillement. Si vous venez au Japon, vos empreintes 
digitales et vos photos seront enregistrées et vous serez surveillés.

Bienvenue au Japon. Tant que vous ne voulez pas voir la réalité au 
Japon, vous serez les bienvenus.

(texte rédigé le 2 novembre 2008)

Source :
http://asoudetekoiq.blog8.fc2.com/blog-entry-22.html
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tokyodo-2005/e/2753bef34e857f6276766d7665e11501


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