Nine hundred people gather to demand fair trial from Supreme Court in Henoko lawsuit

Nine hundred people gather to demand fair trial from Supreme Court in Henoko lawsuit

People gather past noon on November 21 at Jogaku Park, Naha City to demand a neutral and fair trial from the Supreme Court. Participants reaffirm their opposition to base construction in Henoko.


November 21, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

At noon on November 21, the All Okinawa Kaigi (All Okinawa Coalition) held a gathering in front of the Naha Branch of the Fukuoka High Court at Jogaku Park, demanding a neutral and fair trial from the Supreme Court. According to the organizers, 900 people participated in the gathering. National Diet members and members of organizations comprising the executive body of the All Okinawa Kaigi took the podium to convey their opposition to construction in Henoko, within and outside of Okinawa.

Mayor of Nago City and co-representative of the All Okinawa Kaigi Susumu Inamine claimed that the deliberations at the High Court were lacking. He hopes that the Supreme Court will adhere to a neutral and fair position during deliberations, and will make a decision that will go down in history. In addition to the lawsuit, he called for everyone to keep making their voices heard, to not give up, and to work hard until they see victory against base construction.

A gathering linked with the one in Naha was held on November 21 in front of the Supreme Court in Tokyo.

(English translation by T&CT and Erin Jones)

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