Legendary environmental activist Paul Watson, whose tactics have included crashing his own ships against whaling vessels, is on the run from Interpol. Last month he skipped bail in Germany. Now the international police agency has issued a warrant for his arrest, the National Post reports.
Watson was arrested in May in Germany on a warrant from Costa Rica (yes, the whole thing is a tad complicated) for allegedly endangering fishermen in Central America about a decade ago. He was released on a $320,000 bail. Clearly, the amount was not high enough, because Watson has left Germany, according to his organization, the Sea Shepherd Society.
Watson said he feared extradition to Japan, home of many of the whalers he pisses off with his work. He wrote on his website that “Costa Rica and Germany have simply been pawns in the Japanese quest to silence Sea Shepherd in an attempt to stop our annual opposition of their illegal whaling activities… This is not about justice; it is about revenge.”