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December 28, 2011
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Please release Dutch citizen Erwin Vermeulen from Japanese prison!

Background | From Vandaag.NL

On December 16th 2011, the Japanese police in Taiji arrested Sea Shepherd volunteer and Dutch citizen Erwin Vermeulen, while attempting to take photos of Risso’s dolphin being transferred between holding pens in the sea and the Dolphin Resort Hotel.

An employee of the Dolphin Resort Hotel merely accused Erwin of shoving him and this allegation was immediately acted upon. No witnesses saw Erwin shove the employee and Erwin was not even questioned. The Taiji police handcuffed Mr. Vermeulen and took him to the Shingu police station where he is currently being held. Recently his pre-arrest has been lengthened with 10 more days.

Out of compassion for the dolphins being slaughtered in Taiji, Mr. Vermeulen travelled to Japan at his own expense to devote his time and energy to the Cove Guardian mission. The Cove Guardian mission is to be ever present, recording every activity, and constantly on vigil in the face of the dolphin killers, day in and day out, for as long as dolphins are being killed. All Cove Guardians are cautioned that every move must be nonviolent and within the boundaries of Japanese law.

Erwin Vermeulen did not break any laws. But he was accused of doing so. Which law, we do not know, because the Japanese police refuse to divulge that information.

We, PiepVandaag and concerned citizens of The Netherlands, urge the Japanese ambassador in The Netherlands, Mr. Kazaki Koezuka to make any effort needed, to have Mr. Vermeulen, citizen of The Netherlands, released from prison immediately.



Consumers for a fur free society


who really is the criminal here?
look at the blood red taiji
waters
the answer is quite clear
this man only tried to
save some cetacean
friends
jail is not where this
story should end
free erwin
and see to it
that the killing
is no more
or scores of
activists will
be forever
at your doors

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2011 3:27 pm

    Done and shared, thank you Stacey x

    Like

  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 28, 2011 4:02 pm

    who really is the criminal here?
    look at the blood red taiji
    waters
    the answer is quite clear
    this man only tried to
    save some cetacean
    friends
    jail is not where this
    story should end
    free erwin
    and see to it
    that the killing
    is no more
    or scores of
    activists will
    be forever
    at your doors

    Like

  3. LINDA BADHAM permalink
    December 28, 2011 4:32 pm

    FOR GODS SAKE, THIS MANS DONE NOTHING LOOK TOWARDS WHOS USING THE WEAPONS AND JAIL THEM !

    Like

  4. Verena Gredler permalink
    December 28, 2011 7:37 pm

    PLEASE SAVE THE SEA SHEPHERDS!!!!

    Like

  5. derer edwige permalink
    December 29, 2011 9:31 am

    contre toutes formes de cruauté

    Like

  6. sherri london permalink
    January 9, 2012 8:35 pm

    WE NEED JUSTICE!!!!

    Like

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