Friday, October 25, 2013
Raise Voice against Osaka Police's Suppression on Citizens Opposing Revision of Public Assistance Regulations!
Osaka Prefectural Police searched on Oct. 10 the offices of three civic organizations working in protection of the rights of welfare assistance beneficiaries. The organizations are All Japan Federation of Organizations for the Protection of Life and Health (Zenseiren) and two others that are based in the prefecture. The raid was apparently intended to intimidate groups and individuals involved in the nation-wide activities against the reduction of welfare benefits and the revision of two major public assistance regulations. In order to protect the rights to public assistance, let's fight back against such suppression and escalate efforts to stop the passage of the public assistance revision bills. (By K)
* The statement issued by Osaka Federation of Organizations for the Protection of Life and Health upon the incident is available in Japanese on the Labornet Japan web site.