Prosecutors seek 2.5-year prison sentence for Okinawa’s prominent anti-base protest leader

December 6, 2017 11:15 pm stripes.com
Prosecutors seek 2.5-year prison sentence for Okinawa’s prominent anti-base protest leader

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japanese prosecutors are reportedly requesting a prison sentence of two and a half years with hard labor for the anti-U.S. base protest leader whose recent five-month detention drew international attention and condemnation from human-rights groups. Hiroji Yamashiro, 64, chairman of The Okinawa Peace Activity Center, was arrested Oct. 16, 2016, and charged with a string of protest-related offenses — from cutting barbed wire at a U.S.…

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