Whalers Look to Bring Pete Bethune to Japan for Trial

An important follow-up to yesterday’s Pete Bethune story. Bethune is now confined to a room that’s under 24-hour guard, and the whalers are apparently planning to bring him to Japan to be put on trial for illegally boarding their ship. Bethune faces up to three years prison if he is convicted.

Considering the commander of the Shonan Maru 2 deserves to be facing attempted murder charges for ramming the Ady Gil, I’d think the whalers ought to be wary about bringing the police and courts into this dispute. (Via Hawthorne.) Link.