Helen Caldicott receives death threats while in Tokyo, police harass citizens

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Posted 3-21-14

KPFA Flashpoints, Mar. 10, 2014 (at 3:00 in):

Steve Zeltzer, reporting from Japan: We went to Osaka […] we were told there’s continuing repression. Activists here are being threatened, including Professor Shimoji (1) who was arrested for handing out leaflets. The government is trying to suppress opposition to nuclear power by passing the secrecy law which just passed the parliament and also by intimidating antinuclear activists and saying they have to keep quiet. […] We also learned from Dr. Helen Caldicott that she was threatened. She spoke at a meeting in Kyoto on the 8th and it was reported at the meeting that she had been threatened by right-wingers with death for speaking out about the dangers of nuclear power.

KPFA Flashpoints, Mar. 11, 2014 (at 3:15 in):

Zeltzer: There were also students there from different universities that are reporting that they’re being repressed. They’re being charged with disturbing the peace for handing out flyers against the burning nuclear rubble and against nuclear power plants.

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(1) http://enenews.com/japan-professor-dangerous-situation-other-countries-gundersen-govt-adequate-solution-crisis-fukushima-fear-finding-bad-really-plant-video

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