Breaking News: Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson Arrested in Frankfurt, Germany

Paul Watson

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via Sea Shepherd South Africa:

BREAKING NEWS: Via Scott West – “Captain Paul Watson was arrested today at Frankfurt airport on a warrant for his arrest for his intervention for the sharks campaign in 2005 in Costa Rica (in the documentary Sharkwater campaign). “

More details to come when head office issues the official press release.


via Sea Shepherd Denver:

We don’t want you to panic, because we have great lawyers on the case, but we do want you to know that Captain Paul Watson was arrested this morning at Frankfurt airport on a warrant for his arrest for his intervention for the sharks in 2005 in the Costa Rica (in the documentary Sharkwater campaign). More details to come when we have them.


via Sea Shepherd Dallas:

Captain Paul Watson was arrested this morning at Frankfurt airport on a warrant for his arrest for his intervention for the sharks in 2005 in Costa Rica (in the documentary Sharkwater campaign). More details to come when we get them.

Also via Sea Shepherd South Africa:

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via Sea Shepherd Conservation Society:

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.

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