World Network for Saving Children from Radiation supported the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Plaintiffs in collecting signatures overseas to show worldwide backing of their case. It was started after a grim prospect of the prosecution of the 33 individuals charged was reported in Japanese media earlier this year. This time around, about 530 signatures were sent to the Fukushima District Public Prosecutor’s Office in several mails, along with valuable comments made by the signers of the petition.
On March 19, the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Plaintiffs submitted approximately 67,000 signatures they collected from all over Japan to the Fukushima District Public Prosecutor’s Office, bringing the total number of signatures over 100,000. Earlier in February, over 40,000 signatures were presented to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office, when more than 600 people gathered in front of their building pleading for a fair and strict investigation and the ultimate prosecution of the charged.
14,000 plaintiffs are waiting for the decision by the Prosecutors on whether to prosecute the charged and establish the criminal case against them.
Keiko Kokubun World Network for Saving Children from Radiation