Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Remembering an Activist

We are saddened to learn of the death of Yukinori Shibata, a leader in Japan's death penalty abolition movement. In 2009, Mr. Shibata translated several pages from MVFHR's Gallery of Victims' Stories into Japanese and published a booklet of these pages, which we were able to distribute at many of the Japanese venues that our group of MVFHR speakers visited in June 2010.

The photo above shows MVFHR's Asia Liaison, Toshi Kazama, posing with Mr. Shibata (left) and the booklet of victims' stories. As we sent our condolences to his family, we celebrate Mr. Shibata's valuable work with Japan's Religious Network Against the Death Penalty and express our appreciation for his support of MVFHR and our Japanese affiliate, Ocean.

No comments: