Whether or not the Sea Shepherd’s captain will be extradited to Costa Rica is now deferred to the Honorable German Minister of Justice, who can apparently step in at any time to prevent the extradition. Sea Shepherd is asking that supporters in Germany and overseas continue writing Federal Minister of Justice Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Guido Westerwelle.
In addition, the animal rights organization has announced a Global Day of Action on Wednesday May 23 to coincide with a diplomatic visit to Germany by Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla Miranda. While Sea Shepherds around the world will make their voices heard at German embassies and consulates between 1100 and 1300 hours (local time), they ask that supporters do the same by visiting the closest German embassy or consulate and demand Captain Paul Watson’s freedom. Sea Shepherd’s main concern is that if Watson is extradited to Costa Rica, the decision would be the same as carrying out his death sentence.
If you would like to aid in the efforts to free Captain Paul Watson, please email, call, fax or write the following Ministers:
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger Federal Minister of Justice Deutscher Bundestag Platz der Republik 1 11011 Berlin