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Japan releases 3 Australian anti-whaling activists

01-12-2012 08:56 BJT

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The Japanese government has decided to release 3 activists without charges after they boarded a Japanese whaling support ship off southwest Australia.

The three anti-whaling Australian activists boarded the Sho-nan Maru No. 2 on Sunday as it tailed the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s flagship, the Steve Irwin.

 

Japan releases 3 Australian anti-whaling activists.

The Japanese government said they did not need to be prosecuted because no damage was done to the whaling ships and no one was injured.

An Australian customs ship was on its way to pick up the three activists on Tuesday.

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard thanked Japan for its cooperation and criticised the boarding tactic as "unacceptable." She said the best way to stop whaling was through court action.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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