Title: Anti-nuclear protest blogger’s home raided by police, computer equipment seized
Source: Japan Daily Press
Author: Adam Westlake
Date: November 15, 2012
Anti-nuclear protest blogger’s home raided by police, computer equipment seized
Yuzuru Kaneko, a blogger who has been filming the anti-nuclear protests in Fukui Prefecture, had his home raided by police on October 1st in order to search for evidence of potential demonstrators who had committed crimes. [...]
On June 30th [... an] activist there that day was later arrested in September, accused of damaging property, threat and assault at the gate, and causing injury. In order to gain more evidence, the police searched Kaneko’s home, despite he having no relation to the man arrested, and seized all of his computer equipment, cameras, and memory cards. His property was still un-returned on November 5th when his supporters began pressuring the authorities to return Kaneko’s equipment, which they stated they would on November 8th.
Fukui Prefecture is home to Japan’s only operating nuclear power plant.
Via Global Voices: Below is a recent video filmed by Yuzuru Kaneko on Friday, November 9. It captures the ‘no-nuke’ demonstration in front of Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc (KEPCO), where protesters asked employees of KEPCO to cease nuclear power generation activities at the power plant.
Published: November 15th, 2012 at 2:41 pm ET
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