Paul Watson extradited for conflict captured in Sharkwater

German officials have decided to extradite Canadian Sea Shepherd founder and environmental activist Paul Watson to Costa Rica. This follows his arrest at the Frankfurt Airport over the weekend for a decade-old warrant involving a 2002 confrontation with a Costa Rican shark finning boat on Guatemalan waters. This incident was featured prominently in Rob Stewart’s award-winning 2007 film Sharkwater. Click here to view footage from Sharkwater.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has put out a call to action, asking supporters to contact the Germany Ministry of Justice to overturn its decision to extradite Watson. They believe with enough international support, Watson can be saved from the potential of facing an unfair and politically motivated trial in Costa Rica. Click here to sign an online petition to free Paul Watson.

Next week, the public will have the opportunity to attend the Canadian premiere of Confessions of An Eco-Terrorist, directed by Peter Jay Brown, activist and long-serving Sea Shepherd crewmember. The film, screening at University of Toronto’s OISE auditorium on Friday May 25, features 30 years of never-before-seen insider footage of the most exciting, despairing and triumphant eco-campaigns in the world. There will be a Q&A with the film’s director following the screening. 

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  1. dontyoujusthateconmen • May 18, 2012 @ 6:21 AM

    Long overdue, let him face up to his crimes against his many innocent victims.

  2. nadine • May 18, 2012 @ 8:36 AM

    he’s saved sharks and whales. a real hero. germany needs to set him free. not send him to a corrupt cost rica!!

  3. Christy • May 18, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

    The only crime Paul Watson is guilty of is trying to help sharks and other endangered species. Germany should be ashamed for arresting him. If you want to see why he’s been arrested, watch Sharkwater and you’ll see he didn’t do anything wrong – he was trying to help bring in criminals but the Costa Rican government is corrupt and arrested him instead. Leave him alone!

  4. dontyoujusthateconmen • May 18, 2012 @ 8:15 PM

    Most of the supporters of Watson the con artist dont have a clue, all they know is Whale Wars.Watson is a pathological lying cultist, brainwashing any one who will listen to his broken record speeches ” if the oceans die we die” ” we have never been convicted of a felony” “donate donate donate” – Watson is an extremeist animal rights activist who has committed numerous crimes, he needs his day in court, he is a millionare on donations, he is a loose canon having hurt many many people during his narcisstic criminal lifestyle, do your research those who are brainwashed by Watson, he is not what he seems.

  5. dontyoujusthateconmen • June 25, 2012 @ 6:30 AM

    EXTRADITE HIM. Bullies = cowards. “Arrest me or shutup” how ironic. ..rotflmao!!! face your lies you are not a conservationist, your a huge fat lie taking money from donatators under false pretences.You are a fraud Watson.

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