ACTION ALERT!! Please Help Free Captain Watson and Save Him From Extradition to Costa Rica!!

In a very unfortunate move the German government  has decided to hold Captain Watson while the extradition process moves along.

Captain Watson is a personal hero of mine and to many thousands of people around the world. We have to come to his aid!

Sea Shepherd needs our help to fight this injustice. I’m asking all my blog readers to use the contact information below including the sample letter that Sea Shepherd provides on their site.  Please contact the German Federal Minister of Justice on Paul’s behalf.


From The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Urgent Call to Sea Shepherd Supporters – Help Save Captain Watson from Extradition to Costa Rica!

In shocking news, German officials have decided to proceed with the extradition of Captain Watson to Costa Rica.  Our last hope of saving Captain Watson from extradition is to convince German officials at the Ministry of Justice to step in and overturn their decision.  Show your support for Captain Watson by contacting Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, the Federal Minister of Justice in Berlin, Germany.  Let her know that the warrant for Captain Watson’s arrest is politically motivated and thus should be ignored by the German government.  With international support we can set Captain Watson free, and keep him from the possibility of facing an unfair trial in Costa Rica.

Please contact: (Please be respectful in your communications)

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
Federal Minister of Justice

Deutscher Bundestag
Platz der Republik
11011 Berlin

Telephone 030 – 227 751 62
Fax 030 – 227 764 02

Federal Ministry of Justice
Mohrenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49 (030) 18 580-0
Telefax: +49 (030) 18 580-9525


Click Here  For Sea Shepherd Sample Letter To Send!!


Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Tags: Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, environmental icon, Free Paul Watson, German government, Costa Rica, extradition


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  1. Thanks for posting this contact info. Here’s my blog post on this travesty of justice:


    • Excellent post and so very true. This a political move plain and simple. I’m stunned Germany would get involved in this? Even Interpol won’t issue a Red Notice on the warrant.

      14 May 2012
      INTERPOL statement to clarify the record concerning Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

      On 2 March, 2012 INTERPOL issued a written statement to all 190 member countries making it clear that it would not publish a Red Notice seeking the arrest of Paul Franklin Watson because its Office of Legal Affairs was not satisfied that the request was in compliance with INTERPOL’s Constitution and Rules.

      This is all gamesmanship. The incident happened ten years ago, it’s a blip on the radar yet Germany sees fit to hold Captain Watson for extradition? They have a tiger by the tail, Captain Watson is admired for his tireless work for the voiceless, Sea Shepherd has a huge following of dedicated supporters who are rallying. The public outcry is going to keep building day by day!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,


  2. […] ACTION ALERT!! Please Help Free Captain Watson and Save Him From Extradition to Costa Rica!! ( […]


  3. This is outrageous! A complete HERO is jailed, while so many legal criminals spread their misery throughout the natural world, including those who would dare kill whales and take shark fins!


  4. Perhaps National Lawyers Guild can help – if not on the case already-
    They have historically assisted environmental advocates and are helping Occupy. 888 654 3265


  5. A voice for the voiceless.


  6. Gladly sent letter to both sabine and Dr. Guido (when I clicked on the link to see the sample letter, it showed both names and emails to send to)….also signed with my complete name (and maiden name – both my parents were born/raised in Germany and I married someone of Germanic descent on his Dad’s side)….thought that would help…this is such a travesty of justice….


    • Thank you Nikki, the decision comes on Friday. I seriously hope they agree to release him, as I stated INTERPOL did not honor the warrant so what is up with Germany? I know there must be tremendous pressure coming from all sides to set him free and probably equally from pro whalers and shark finners to hold him. Let’s hope Germany does the right thing.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,


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