Release Captain Paul Watson the entire world is watching
  • Petitioned Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger

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Federal Minister of Justice
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger

Release Captain Paul Watson the entire world is watching

    1. Lynn Wilson
    2. Petition by

      Lynn Wilson

Captain Paul Watson must be released so that he can continue to fight for our oceans and all its inhabitants!!!

Captain Paul Watson was arrested yesterday in Germany for extradition to Costa Rica.  The German police have said that the warrant for Captain Watson’s arrest is in response to an alleged violation of ships traffic in Costa Rica, which occurred during the filming of Sharkwater in 2002.  The specific “violation of ships traffic” incident took place on the high seas in Guatemalan waters, when Sea Shepherd encountered an illegal shark finning operation, run by a Costa Rican ship called the Varadero.  On order of the Guatemalan authorities, Sea Shepherd instructed the crew of the Varadero to cease their shark finning activities and head back to port to be prosecuted.  While escorting the Varaderoback to port, the tables were turned and a Guatemalan gunboat was dispatched to intercept the Sea Shepherd crew.  The crew of the Varadero accused the Sea Shepherds of trying to kill them, while the video evidence proves this to be a fallacy.  To avoid the Guatemalan gunboat, Sea Shepherd then set sail for Costa Rica, where they uncovered even more illegal shark finning activities in the form of dried shark fins by the thousands on the roofs of industrial buildings.

Conservationists around the world maintain hope that the Costa Ricans will drop the charges against Captain Watson.  While in jail, Captain Watson is being assisted by the European Parliament Vice President Daniel Cohn Bendit and the European deputy Jose Bove.  Our hope is that these two honorable gentlemen can set Captain Watson free before this nonsense goes any further.  The European Sea Shepherds have also mobilized to support Captain Watson.

 

Thank you for your support 

 

(UPDATE) PLEASE READ 

Official posting here
http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/05/15/urgent-call-to-sea-shepherd-supporters-help-save-captain-watson-from-extradition-to-costa-rica-1376

 

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    • rafael r aguirre CHULA VISTA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      captain watson is an important person to our world with out his work the world will loose very important species for our future

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    • Kelly Betts DANA POINT, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      He would get hurt before trial

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    • Andrea Hardy THUNDER BAY, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      To protest against corruption

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    • Kim Lowery Aglioti JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 2 years ago

      Paul Watson is a GOOD man and the only thing he is guilty of is doing good. If the world had more people like him, it would be a far better place. RELEASE him!! He has done nothing wrong.

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    • Marion Schewe MöLLN, GERMANY
      • about 2 years ago

      Free Captain Paul Watson!!!!!!

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