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Whaling activists describe Japanese detention

Whaling activists describe Japanese detention

Posted 20 January 2012, 14:27 AEDT

Last week, the news of three Australia activists who boarded a Japanese whaling boat, that was following the Sea Shepherd vessel the Steve Erwin off the coast of Western Australia.

They spent 5 days on the Shonan Maru 2 and risked getting taken all the way to Japan to face charges. But the Australian Government negotiated a solution and a customs ship was sent to meet the Japanese ship the 3 activists were handed over. Upon arriving back on Australian soil, one of the men Simon Peterffy was arrested for unpaid fines linked to previous protest actions. The other two - Glen Pendlebury and Geoffrey Tuxworth - speak to Tom Tilley about their intentions and their experience on board the Shonan Maru 2.

Presenter: Tom Tilley

Speakers: Glen Pendlebury and Geoffrey Tuxworth, activists

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