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Sea Shepherd founder enters U.S.

  • August 31, 2016
  • , Sankei , p. 2
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Sankei wrote that it learned from several sources on Aug. 30 that Paul Watson, the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society who is on the ICPO’s wanted list, entered the U.S. in late August. The paper speculated that the Japanese government will ask the U.S. government to transfer custody of Watson to Japan based on the bilateral extradition treaty. Japan and Costa Rica have issued arrest warrants for Watson. He had been living in exile in France since July 2014 under the protection of the French government, which has been refusing the Japanese government’s request for his extradition. A source connected to the environmental group told Sankei that Watson recently entered the U.S.


In a related development, Asahi wrote that Sea Shepherd Global released a statement on Aug. 30 saying that it will send a high-speed patrol vessel called the Ocean Warrior to the Southern Ocean in December to block Japan’s research whaling.

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