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Captain Watson remains detained in Germany. Please contact Germany’s Federal Ministry of Justice to urge for his release.

SOS Paul Watson

URGENT

Please call, email and fax...

Contact the following Ministers to urge Captain Watson’s pending extradition be denied and request his release (please be respectful in your communications):

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
Federal Minister of Justice
Deutscher Bundestag
Platz der Republik
11011 Berlin

Tel.:  +49 (030)  227 751 62
Fax.: +49 (030)  227 764 02
E-Mail: sabine.leutheusser-schnarrenberger@bundestag.de

Dr. Guido Westerwelle
Minister of Foreign Affairs
FDP-Bundestagsfraktion
Platz der Republik 1
11011 Berlin

Tel.:   +49 (030) 22771636
Fax.:  +49 (030) 22776562
E-Mail: guido.westerwelle@bundestag.de

Sample letter:
Dear Ms Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger,

I am very concerned to hear that Germany has detained Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson for possible extradition to Costa Rica.  I understand that the warrant for Captain Watson's arrest is politically motivated and possibly due to an incident in which Sea Shepherd uncovered an illegal shark-finning operation.

I support Sea Shepherd's efforts to monitor and publicise illegal fishing and whaling around the world and recognize that some illegal fishing operations try to use international law to shut down Sea Shepherd operations.  I urge you to consider the valuable work Captain Watson and Sea Shepherd are undertaking globally to highlight the dangers to our oceans in considering this extradition request.

Sincerely,

Your Name

See here:

Sea Shepherds: New Season Starts Tonight - Paul Watson still under arrest

And here:

Paul Watson Arrested - In Germany (?) over Guatemalan/Costa Rican dispute a decade ago?

Go Sea Shepherds!

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Originally posted to EdMass on Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 10:38 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA.

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