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2007 June 20 - 26 [SDF]

Yamato City Assembly calls for halt to SDF monitoring of pubic

June 26, 2007
The Yamato City Assembly in Kanagawa Prefecture on June 25 overwhelmingly adopted a resolution calling for a halt to the Self-Defense Forces’ surveillance activities of the public.

The resolution, drafted by the Japanese Communist Party assembly members’ group, received support from all groups in the assembly that include the Komei Party and other conservatives.

Only an SDF personnel-turned-Democratic Party city assembly member voted against this resolution.

Referring to the recent revelation that the Ground SDF intelligence security units have been monitoring the public, the resolution states, “The Yamato City Assembly calls for the full disclosure and the immediate halt of the SDF surveillance of the public.”

The large-scale surveillance activities conducted by the GSDF intelligence security units came to light on June 6 when the JCP released SDF internal documents it had obtained. The SDF surveillance activities have caused a stir throughout Japan. - Akahata, June 26, 2007
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