Please sign the petitions, send mails and share at facebook to help to free Captain Paul Watson! He is helping the oceans for many years, now he needs our help!
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 and Ministry of Foreign Affairs 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)
Federal Minister of Justice
Platz der Republik
Telephone 0049 30 227 751 62
Fax 0049 30 227 764 02
Please comment on her facebookside: https://www.facebook.com/BMJustiz
Federal Ministry of Justice
10117 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +49 30 18 580-0
Telefax: +49 30 18 580-9525
Dr. Guido Westerwelle
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Platz der Republik 1
Tel.: 0049 30 22771636
Fax: 0049 30 22776562
Please comment on his facebookside: http://www.facebook.com/westerwelle?ref=ts
Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck:
Bogus Extradition Process to Proceed, but Captain Paul Watson Granted Bail
Keep up the good work, all the letters and postings in social media got through, Brazils president has stated that Paul Watson should be set free, also media is starting to report.
Though it still could be much more, unbelieveable how little media and politics seem interested in animal issus.
Next week the costa rican president is visiting Germany, mayebe therefore German politicans don t react : (
Please dont stop sending mails and commenting on facebook!
Thank you all!
Please dont stop sending mails and commenting on facebook!
this is important because quantity has an impact.
that article was interesting. it seems as though the higher regional court doesn't want to take responsibility for extraditing him.
Senado Brasileiro fez apelo libertação do Capitão Watson
the thing is that even politicians realize that paul is doing the right thing.
many 'secretly' admire him.
however, they need to come out of hiding.
bravo brazil indeed!
and good for paulo paim to come forth:
O senador Paulo Paim (PT-RS) fez apelo ao Ministério da Justiça da Alemanha pela libertação do capitão canadense Paul Watson
The senator Paulo Paim (PT-RS) made appeals to the Ministry of the Justice of Germany for the release of Canadian captain Paul Watson
(courtesy babelfish translation)
here is an excellent presentation by fiona mccuaig put up by bananaman:
keep the updates coming!
the esoldiers have joined the effort:
Thats a good thing, makes it easy for everyone : )
For the past week, we have implored Sea Shepherd supporters to write to the Honorable German Ministers of Justice and Foreign Affairs. The decision to release Captain Watson on bail this Monday is the unmistakable result of the thousands of letters, emails, faxes, and phone calls that were sent this week. Granting bail to a non-German national is almost unheard of in an extradition proceeding.
While we have won a victory with the decision to allow Captain Paul Watson out on bail, the battle to save his life must now intensify. The Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt has confirmed together with the General Public Prosecutor that the authority to save Captain Paul Watson’s life belongs to the Honorable German Minister of Justice. Continue to write, call, email, and fax the Honorable German Ministers of Justice and Foreign Affairs.
These Honorable Ministers must see their way clear to act now as delineated by the General Public Prosecutor and Higher Regional Court. Captain Paul Watson is expecting his supporters worldwide to take our demands to save his life to the doorsteps of Germany’s diplomatic missions around the globe. We are calling for a Global Day of Action on Wednesday May 23rd. On this day the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, will be visiting German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin. Wednesday May 23rd is S.O.S. Day – Save Our Skipper!
All around the world, Sea Shepherds will be making our voices heard at German embassies and consulates between 1100 and 1300 hours (local time). Organize or join the cacophony of voices at the closest German embassy or consulate and demand Captain Paul Watson’s freedom. We are confident that through your participation Germany will not carry out an extradition that would be the same as carrying out a death sentence. Captain Paul Watson’s enemies within the shark fin mafia are capable of reaching inside the prisons of Costa Rica. If extradited to Costa Rica, it is unlikely Captain Paul Watson would live to see the inside of a Costa Rican courthouse.
There is no location more important to assemble than where President Chinchilla will begin her head of state visit in Berlin. This meeting will open with full military honors 11:00 am at Schloss Bellevue. Rally to Captain Paul Watson’s side when he personally makes his stand at Schloss Bellevue. Specific details will be forthcoming here and on the Sea Shepherd Germany website.
We ask that Captain Paul Watson’s supporters continue to be respectful in their messaging. We are confident that with your help the President of Costa Rica, the German Chancellor, and Honorable Ministers of Germany will safeguard Captain Paul Watson’s human rights by not bowing to bogus accusations of shark fin poachers who are nothing more than common criminal.
Signed and shared! The best of luck to him and all of you.
hey thx for dropping by to help out, kimberry!
nice to see you again.