ACTION ALERT!! Keep Up The Pressure To Free Captain Watson, Decision On Costa Rica Extradition Postponed Until Friday….

UPDATE: May 17, 2012

From Sea Shepherd:

URGENT – please contact the two people who have the power to release Captain Paul Watson!

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
Federal Minister of Justice
Deutscher Bundestag
Platz der Republik
11011 Berlin

Telephone 030 – 227 751 62
Fax 030 – 227 764 02
E-Mail: sabine.leutheusser-schnarrenberger@bundestag.de

Federal Ministry of Justice

Mohrenstrasse 37

10117 Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49 (030) 18 580-0

Telefax: +49 (030) 18 580-9525

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Dr. Guido Westerwelle

Minister of Foreign Affairs

FDP-Bundestagsfraktion

Platz der Republik 1

11011 Berlin

Tel.: 030 / 22771636

Fax: 030 / 22776562

E-Mail: guido.westerwelle@bundestag.de

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Read Captain Watson’s recent statement to Sea Shepherd supporters around the world.  It brought me to tears.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150938409670932&set=a.443115070931.234296.155430570931&type=1&theater

Stay strong Captain, we are with you!!

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UPDATE: May 16, 2012

The decision on whether to extradite Captain Watson to Costa Rica has been postponed by a German court until Friday, May 18, 2012.

Please continue to call and write to the German Federal Minister of Justice, using the contacts below.  Sea Shepherd has a pre-written letter on their site that I’ve linked to or you can compose your own letter. Be civil but firm and resolute in your defense of Paul and why he should be set free.

This is obviously politically motivated and I’m certain Captain Watson would NOT receive a fair trial in Costa Rica.

Paul Watson is an iconic figure, who for decades has been a voice for the voiceless.  He is needed to continue his work, not sitting in a jail in Germany or Costa Rica.

Even Interpol refused to red alert the warrant, stating on their site:

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.”

If INTERPOL wouldn’t move on the warrant, why did Germany? It’s obvious the German courts should follow INTERPOL’S lead. Dismiss this case!!

FREE PAUL WATSON!!

https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson

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Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson waiting to hear if he will face extradition to Costa Rica

  May 16, 2012 – 2:02 PM ET

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/16/sea-shepherd-founder-paul-watson-waiting-to-hear-if-he-will-face-extradition-to-costa-rica/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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May 15, 2012

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.

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UPDATE: May 16, 2012

Captain Watson will have to wait until Friday to see if a German court will rule to have him extradited to Costa Rica. A decision was expected today but now has been moved ahead to May 18,2012.

Please continue to call and write to the German Federal Minister, all contacts below.  There is no way Captain Watson will get a fair trial in Costa Rica. The incident he was arrested for is ten years old, this is obviously politically motivated. Who’s behind this? And why is the German government taking this warrant so seriously when Interpol refused to red alert it.

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
E-Mail: sabine.leutheusser-schnarrenberger@bundestag.de

Federal Ministry of Justice
Mohrenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin, Germany

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

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Click Here  For Sea Shepherd Sample Letter To Send!!

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/05/15/urgent-call-to-sea-shepherd-supporters-help-save-captain-watson-from-extradition-to-costa-rica-1376

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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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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Shared and signed Nabeki,Captain Watson it’s our heros so he must be free!!

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  2. Signed as well! He must be free, and as you said, this is obviously politically motivated!

    And by the way, why is that he might not get a fair trial in Costa Rica?

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