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Fugitive Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson due in court on Wednesday to defend himself against Japanese whalers

Fugitive eco-activist Paul Watson is due in a US court this week for his latest legal battle — but, after 15 months on the run, he says he is happy to leave the high seas clashes to friends in Australia. The Canadian-born Sea Shepherd founder arrived in California last week…

Japan whaling operator sues environmental group

Japan’s whaling authorities said Friday they are suing militant environmentalist group Sea Shepherd and its head in the United States in a bid to stop them interfering in the annual whale hunt. It is the first time that Japan has attempted legal action abroad against anti-whaling campaigners, who have sometimes…