Kan-Nama Otsu Case: Prosecutor Makes Final Argument•関生大津事件論告求刑公判

The prosecution made its final arguments in the first Otsu case against the Zennikken Kansai Regional Ready-Mix Concrete Branch (Kan-Nama) at the Otsu District Court in September 13. The outline of these final arguments stretched to 118 pages, which the prosecutors read out in an unclear voice over three hours, with two breaks.

全日建関西地区生コン(関生)支部に対する大津第1次事件の論告公判が、9月13日午後1時15分から大津地裁で行われた。論告要旨は118ページにも及び、検察官は2度の休憩をはさんで3時間かけて聞き取りにくい声で長々と読み上げた。

 

The prosecutors sought harsh sentences for one after another of the union members and former members, beginning with union chair Yukawa, whose compliance activities (pointing out illegalities), carried out against outsider companies, they called “making up trivial pretexts for blackmail”. 

関生支部がアウトサイダー企業に対してコンプライアンス(違法行為摘発)活動を行った行為に対して、「些細なことに因縁をつける恐喝」だとして、湯川委員長への8年をはじめ、組合員と元組合員に対して次々と重刑を求刑した。

A group of 120 supporters had their 2:00 P.M. report meeting broken up, but still began their demonstration at 4:00 as planned, shouting in chorus in front of the Otsu District Prosecutor’s Office and the Otsu District Court.

120名の支援者は、2時からの報告集会を潰される形になったが、4時から予定通りデモをスタートさせ、大津地検、大津地裁に向かってシュプレヒコールをあげた。

At the end-point of the march, a hastily-convened report meeting was held. Mr. Nagashima, a lawyer on the union side, said that “the prosecutors seemed to be acting on behalf of the corporations”. Kan-Nama Branch Chair Yukawa stated that “Ever since the great Hanshin Earthquake, we have tried to take responsibility for the quality of ready-mix concrete. We will consider this one more of the hardships we face on the way to continuing with our movement.” The defense will make their final arguments on October 24 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Everyone rally round!

デモ解散地点の大津駅前で急遽報告集会となり、永嶋弁護士から「検察は大企業の代弁者のようであった」との指摘があり、関生支部の湯川委員長からは、「阪神大震災以来、生コンの品質に責任を持とうとやってきた。ひとつの試練だと思って運動を続けていく」との決意が述べられた。弁護団の最終弁論は、10月24日(月)10:00~17:00。最大限の結集を!


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