Japan Issues Arrest Warrant for Sea Shepherd Leader


Japan has issued an arrest warrant for the leader of eco-terrorist group Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, and is planning to have Interpol issue an international arrest warrant in pursuit of his extradition.

As the individual responsible for planning and ordering attacks on Japan’s “scientific” whaling operations, the Japanese Coast Guard has issued an arrest warrant for the group’s leader 59-year-old Canadian leader, consisting of a variety of charges including assault and interference with official duties.

They plan to issue an international arrest warrant through Interpol, which could lead to his extradition to Japan.

Meanwhile the captain of the Ady Gil, Peter Bethune, is already in police custody in Japan after boarding a whaling vessel and has been charged with 5 counts of assault.

Barring political interference, conviction seems likely and jail possible.

Bethune apparently admitted to police that he had planned the attacks with the group’s leader, giving police much of the evidence they needed to press charges. Video evidence of Watson being present at the scene of the crimes also exists.

Japanese police generally do not press charges until they are sure of a conviction, so whether Sea Shepherd’s leader ends up languishing in a Japanese jail may now only depend on how willing other countries are to honour any extradition request.

At the very least, as a wanted fugitive he may need to be very careful about his future travel arrangements.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:55 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a Canadian I feel ashamed to be part of the same country as this terrorist and his cohorts. I will be sure to make a citizens arrest if I see him on the streets.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Killing baby seals can be fun & neat but you need to be a real man to go into whalling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A decent Canadian. Thanks GOD. It would be appreciated. That fat liar can't continue attaking honest workers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 02/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A canadian huh? Like I said each country has it's own squee: Japan's Whaling; England's foxing, China's feline dumplings(yum); Canada's moose, yak, deer & duck season.

    Tradition: one that cannot be broken for that is a part of you.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a weaboo and everything, but you seriously can't believe either party is "right" or "criminal".

    Both the sea shepherds and the japanese whalers have done attacks that can be considered piracy, yet the sea shepherds fight for money and the whales, while the japs just fight for money.

    I think i'll be donating some money to the sea shepherds

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 11/02/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    do you even understand the meaning of "piracy"? International law dictates that boarding, or firing projectile towards other vessel at HIGH SEAS (bear in mind, in territorial water it wouldn't be considered as piracy) may constitute piracy. ramming, or accidentally colliding with other vessel are not, at least if they have no intent of capturing, robbing, or impede such vessels traffic.

    i agree you can't decide what is "right", but "criminal" is clean cut, crystal clear, like the damn law.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:49 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have fun watching whatever they use the donation money for sink to the bottom of the ocean.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well i think that according to his beliefs , this is war : whales vs men . and in war every method is welcomed . it will be more convenient if a sailor dies from the "acid rockets" to convict him and call his organization illegal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:02 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hope he will escape cos i really agrre with him on the whales topic, maiby his metods arent the right ones but japanese are killing away all the whales for "science" in the form of fish hamburger in waters that are not even theirs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:17 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not all the whales you fucking tard, minke whales, learn your facts, and the population of minke whales keeps increasing each year well beyond the quota they hunt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:54 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When we kill farm animals and shit btw, we breed and raise livestock. Most animals that are hunted for are only hunted in designated areas and there is a limit on how much you can hunt. They are not breeding whales, they kill massive amounts of them without discretion and this will affect the population.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, following that logic we can kill Paul Wattson and raise another one, because any family can breed an ugly, narcoleptic, fat lier.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 02/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? No, that's not following his logic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except for three countries, the world has agreed that the whaling industry is an unnecessary waste of creatures that have been pushed almost to extinction, and are on the road to coming back.

    Getting between a whale and a whaler is not terrorism.

    Clearly instead of finishing with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the US should have turned your entire pathetic set of islands to first to cinders, then to glass.

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    Comment by bakajim
    10:31 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is it that whenever whales and whaler are mentioned on this site some ignorant redneck always brings up nuclear genocide when they are not winning the arguement?..

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:07 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah they are butthurt because no one beleive their lies and nobody cares for whales.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    huh? You are getting your terms mixed up.
    He is in no way a "redneck".
    He sounds like an ECO-FAG leftist loser.

    A redneck would kill the whale with his shotgun and drag it back to his cabin. A redneck wouldn't give a shit about "saving whales".

    Only the leftwing-fag dick-sucking people-haters care about the fucking whales.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 12:34

    Fail troll...fail.
    Non-endangered Whaling is fine.
    Masturbating rocks.
    Die all humans.
    Nothing happening in 2012.
    Sailor Moon sucks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    whaling is wrong u fucking people will just go bak to masturbate
    SO who cares
    viva humans
    viva 2012
    i lik sailor moon

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:17 27/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just as al-queda should not have stopped at the two towers, but continued until your rivers were flowing with blood and cities blackened by ash as you all turn and slowly, baking on a spit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I respect their action and their cause. Destroy the nature now, your children will pay. At least, someone has to stand up and do something before too late.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    most people in here won't have children so they dun give a shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My childs aren eco-fags, they can live in a world without whales.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:06 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank the gods! That's all this world needs, more fucking breeders.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Paul Watson is an unorganized, incompetent media whore who thought lying to everyone was ok as long as it served his cause.

    Everyone knows that Paul Watson is a smug, narcoleptic, liar with no credibility.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:25 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Paul Watson is no liar u homo THIS IS FUKING REAL u people dunno shit about nature

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can lick nature's balls as much as you like envirofag. Paul Watson will onlu suck his roommates dick.

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    Comment by Itachi377
    01:24 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And who's to say Nature won't destroy the way of life anyway? Don't think for a second that nature is kind and will always be a Disneyland type of place. I'm sorry but nature is a bitch and it can strike and cause havoc at any given time. We just so happen to be in a peaceful time period but history has shown that nature will strike hard and it is about due.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    04:16 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    We need nature to survive it provides us with air and clean water for starters.
    By destroying it we are destroying our future.
    We may not even be able to make space colonies to save ourselves because that species you exterminated may have been something you needed to make a self contained biosphere.

    Destroying ecosystems and wiping out species can be compared with taking an ax to random things on an airplane.

    Yes it'll probably keep flying if you break a few things but eventually you're going to destroy something important and it'll all come crashing down.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:19 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's dead...

    in south park...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's why real life is better. He would become a jail whore and maybe suicide after that ñ_ñ

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:32 30/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    how many guys has he killed???

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    Comment by Itachi377
    23:37 30/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because you don't kill someone doesn't define a terrorist. The fact that he does things that bring harm and endanger the lives of those on the boats = a terrorist.

    terrorist -> A radical who employs terror as a political weapon

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 30/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's a fat as a whale anyway. The Japanese might as well stick a few rubber fins on him, throw him into the Southern Antarctic and let the scientific whaling fleet harpoon him. Then they can declare they have discovered a new whale species.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the Japanese should use this fat shitbag as bait in a school of great white sharks. The next time one their "Eco-Warrior" teams damages or assaults a Japanese ship they should respond by sending the Sea Shepherd to the bottom. It's the only way this bullshit stops!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:57 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    poor guy!!! u cant beat a government!!!

    Comment by Dark Mage
    04:18 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Governments can be beaten and often they have to be beaten for progress to be made.

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    Comment by ronroyster
    04:29 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why do Japanese people think it's OK to hunt whales to the brink of extinction?

    In the USA, Captain Paul Watson is a national hero for trying to stop it from happening.

    PS - Nice job on killing all of those dolphins!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, faggots and smugs are entitled to have their "heroes"; for the normal people he is nothing but a fat, unorganized, media-whore so full of bullshit that no one beleives a single word coming from his filthy mouth.

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    Comment by Ikuhisashiku
    06:49 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brink of extinction, you say?
    Which species are you talking about again?
    Last I checked, the Japanese haven't hunted anything to the point where they were bordering on extinction.
    Actually, I've only heard quite the contrary.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And USA is known for having intellectual inhabitants am i right?...

    Arrest him i say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 06/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "And USA is known for having intellectual inhabitants"

    Despite the ignorant eurofags, yes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not hunting endangered whales tard. derp derp

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 01/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because they are just not fucking in the brink of extinction and actually increasing in number at an alarming rate?
    You must be another one of those retards that think that whale = single species.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 05/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So much Japanese butthurt in this post. Cry more slant eyes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:17 05/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    no one here is Japanese, they just think they are

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 03/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Problem is the whales they are hunting are endangered, also there is a ban on whale hunting. So essentially what they are doing is illegal. I'm Japanese and I do believe it is wrong to be killing endangered animals and no I'm not a tree hugger I'm a hentai junky.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 03/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm continuing from my post above this.

    Also, it's only old people who eat whale here in Japan, all the young people stay away from it. Japan is not the same Japan of the past, no one I know here eats whale. Times are changing , people are changing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:26 03/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is a sovereing country, if its laws say it's not illegal, then it's not. There is NO such thing as ''international laws''.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 04/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes there are such thing as international laws especially when the crimes are being committed in international waters or even worse, in waters belonging to countries like Australia.

    The Japanese whalers know what they're doing is illegal and that's why they disguise their ships as research vessels in the first place.

    The amount of people on this site defending a few Japanese whalers for illegal activity because they like their culture or their cartoons is simply insane.

    That being said the eco-terrorism isn't an answer either.

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