30 May '12, 1am

The Law Takes Precedence Over Justice in Germany-Commentary

The Law Takes Precedence Over Justice in Germany-Commentary

The Law Takes Precedence Over Justice in Germany Commentary by Captain Paul Watson I remain a prisoner in Germany in a case that has become highly unusual, controversial and international. On May 13th, 2012, I was arrested at Frankfurt airport in Germany because in October 2011, Costa Rica issued an order for my arrest and extradition for an incident that had taken place in 2002. That incident involved a confrontation between the Sea Shepherd crew and a poaching vessel that we caught finning sharks in Guatemalan waters. We were given permission to intervene to stop the killing of the sharks by the Guatemalan government. No one was injured and there was no property damage but the Costa Rican poachers accused us of endangering their lives. And 10 years later I found myself arrested in Germany because of this complaint. Even more strange is that I had traveled extensively bet...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2012...

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