Friday, February 29, 2008

Urgent Appeal for Information About Military Crimes and Bases

FYI reagarding 19 year old girl rape on Iwakuni base


--- Joseph G. wrote:


Following is an urgent appeal from Steve
Leeper, who is senior staff for Mayor Akiba of
Hiroshima. Please read it and, if possible, send him
whatever information you can about U.S. military
crimes against host nation communities and citizens.

With appreciation,

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Leeper
[ hiroshima. jp]
Sent: Wed 11/7/2007 7:27 PM

Dear Friend of Hiroshima,
We need some help real quick.

Last week some American soldiers raped a 19-year old
girl in Hiroshima. This
is happening at a time when the nearby base at
Iwakuni is planning a major
expansion that could result in fighters sonic
booming right over Peace Park.
We need to use this incident to fight that base and
bases in general. Plus,
we want to make sure this incident is taken
seriously by all local
authorities, including the US base.

To that end, I am writing to ask if you have any
information or can point me
to any information about the relationship between US
military bases and
crime worldwide. This is certainly a problem in
Japan. We have heard it is a
problem in Germany and elsewhere, but we lack hard
core facts. Do you know
other bases or countries that have trouble with
crime? Can you help with
this effort in any way?

Thank you,