"Japan Indicts Activist Who Boarded Whaling Ship"
"TOKYO -- Prosecutors Friday indicted an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand for illegally boarding a Japanese harpoon boat as part of a protest against the ship's whale hunting expedition in Antarctic seas in February.
Peter Bethune had jumped aboard the Shonan Maru 2 during the annual face-off between whalers and their opponents with the stated goal of making a citizen's arrest of the captain, while handing over a $3 million bill for the destruction of a Sea Shepherd protest ship a month earlier.
The 44-year-old was held on board and arrested March 12 immediately after the ship returned to Japan. He has since been in custody in Tokyo."Source: AP, 04/02/2010