Interpol has issued an arrest alert for the founder of the conservation group Sea Shepherd. Paul Watson skipped bail in Germany last month after being arrested in Frankfurt on a warrant from Costa Rica.
Watson is wanted in Germanyon charges relating to a 2002 confrontation over shark finning.
Mr Watson’s current whereabouts is unknown. But he has previously said he fled Germany because the authorities there were considering handing him over to Japan. Mr Watson accuses Tokyo of hunting him down in revenge for Sea Shepherd’s attacks on Japanese whaling ships.