Sea Shepherd Founder Arrested

Watson faces charge from 2002 incident


Police in Germany on Saturday arrested anti-whaling activist Paul Watson on an extradition notice issued by Costa Rica. Watson, who founded and leads the group Sea Shepherd, has been accused of attempted murder for disrupting a Costa Rican shark fishing operation in Guatemalan waters in 2002. The crew of the fishing ship, the Varadero, say the Sea Shepherd activists tried to ram them. A Sea Shepherd spokesman says that a video recording of the encounter will clear Watson.

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