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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:24 PM

'Whale Wars' star skips out on $319,000 bail

Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Founder, Reportedly Flees Germany While On Bail
Reuters | Posted: 07/25/2012 2:29 pm
By Elisa Oddone

BERLIN, July 25 (Reuters) - A Canadian marine conservationist has fled Germany after being freed on bail while awaiting possible extradition to Costa Rica over charges stemming from his campaign against shark finning, a court official said on Wednesday.

Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd marine conservation group, had been banned from leaving Germany and ordered to report twice a day to police in Frankfurt after his arrest there in May..

"Watson has not reported to the police since July 22," a spokesman for the court in Frankfurt said. "His attorney informed us that his client had called him saying he left Germany for an unknown destination."

Watson is known for disrupting whale hunts and for his campaigns against shark finning, a practice that involves catching sharks, slicing off their fins and throwing them back into the sea, sometimes barely alive.

He was facing possible extradition to ...


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kristopher Jul 2012 OP
Panasonic Jul 2012 #1
kristopher Jul 2012 #3
FBaggins Jul 2012 #10
ProgressiveProfessor Jul 2012 #5
Panasonic Jul 2012 #7
ProgressiveProfessor Jul 2012 #8
Panasonic Jul 2012 #9
freshwest Jul 2012 #2
Politicalboi Jul 2012 #4
ProgressiveProfessor Jul 2012 #6

Response to kristopher (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:26 PM

1. The fact that Japan is going to try to extract Watson out of Costa Rica

 

has been long known to Watson, so thus he did the right thing and fled before the CR courts could get approval from Germany.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:30 PM

3. Your definition of the word 'fact' is odd to say the least.

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Response to kristopher (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:43 AM

10. Laws are for other people.

As are facts.

Surely you've noticed?

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:44 PM

5. How is it known and where has it been documented?

If it keeps this up he will end up like LR Hubbard and have to stay at sea.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 10:38 PM

7. Paul Watson just released a statement via his website

 

I suggest you go there and read it.

It's a very fascinating reading and the politics behind it *AND* the justification to leave Germany.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:46 PM

8. I have and responded in that thread

That said, as always, Watson's words is only backed by his words. Nothing new there.

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:25 AM

9. In any case - the local grocery store had a fundraiser for SS yesterday

 

and we'll know the numbers pretty soon.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:27 PM

2. That's unfortunate, and unexpected. But shark finning is obscene.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:35 PM

4. I hope he gets away

 

I wish we had more like him.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:44 PM

6. Any reason you did not link to the prior post of this?

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