The president of the Moruroa e Tatou nuclear test veterans association, Roland Oldham, says his comment about last week's French Polynesian labour court ruling regarding compensation claims was only a question he was raising aloud.
This comes after the court's president, Guy Ripoll, warned that Mr Oldham's claim of there being a racist bias exceeded what can be said in criticising a judicial decision.
The court threw out the compensation claims.
But Mr Oldham says issues remain.
"I'm asking myself question why the law, why justice is different for Polynesian people, why it is different for the French people."