Costa Rica Still Pursuing Warrant Against Sea Shepard Leader Paul Watson

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Costa Rican warrant against Canadian conservationist and leader of Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, is still open and the judicial authorities have processed the request to the United States after he announced recently that he was there.

    This was confirmed in the press office of the Judiciary, which explained that the arrest warrant against Watson always has been ongoing, although the conservationist countered in his profile on Facebook that the red alert issued by Costa Rica to Interpol had been dismissed.

    This same procedure was performed when it was revealed in August 2012 that Watson was in Germany. The Canadian is accused of committing the crime of “danger of sinking and air disaster” against the Costa Rican boat Varadero 1. The accusations date back to 2002.

    In October of 2012, it was reported that Watson was in the city of Seattle, where he faced a civil trial that was against him. At that time, the conservationist explained that the Interpol alert was for Japan, but he continued to go ahead with their projects.

    In recent days, Watson has had little activity in his social networks and is presumed to still be in the United States, where he also holds nationality. However, his exact current location is unknown.

    Since July of last year Watson has been on the run after being arrested and fleeing from Germany, but his whereabouts were unknown, although he always maintained a constant activity in social networks.

    Despite Watson’s legal issues, Sea Shepherd recently opened its headquarters in Costa Rica. Mabel Oporta, a leader in the national territory, was happy with the decision of Watson returning to the United States.

    She also expressed dissatisfaction with the Costa Rican government’s insistence on bringing the conservationist to face national justice.

    The original red alert against the 61 year-old environmentalist was been sent to the 190 members of Interpol, after publication on September 14, 2012.

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