08 Jan '12, 10am

Activists who boarded Japanese whaling ship held as 'prisoners'

Activists who boarded Japanese whaling ship held as 'prisoners'

This undated handout photo released courtesy of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on Jan 8, 2012 shows a recent image taken of the three Forest Rescue Activists who boarded the Japanese whaling vessel Shonan Maru No. 2 off the coast of Australia overnight and were detained. -- PHOTO: AFP SYDNEY (AFP) - The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said three Australian activists were being held as 'prisoners' by the Japanese harpoon fleet on Sunday after sneaking aboard one of their vessels overnight to protest. Sea Shepherd said it had helped the three men from the Forest Rescue Australia environmental group to board the Shonan Maru No.2 26km off Australia's west coast. 'The boats approached the Shonan Maru under the cover of darkness and the three negotiated their way past the razor wire and spikes and over the rails to successfully board the Japanese whaling vessel,' Sea Shep...

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