Japan Seeks Arrest of Sea Shepherd Chief
Japan is looking to secure an international arrest warrant for the head of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd over high-seas clashes in Antarctic waters, media reports said on Friday.
Tokyo wants Interpol’s help to arrest Canadian Paul Watson for ordering his crew to harass whaling ships in clashes in which Japanese crews were allegedly injured by rancid butter projectiles, broadcaster NHK reported.
Watson, speaking in New York, said “the arrest warrant is just totally political, it’s nothing. I’m not concerned, and Interpol is not going to extradite me on a politically motivated charge.”