court con­victs for­eign anti-whal­ing ac­tivist

Austin American-Statesman - - THURSDAYBRIEFING -

TOKYO — A Tokyo court con­victed a New Zealand ac­tivist of as­sault and ob­struct­ing Ja­panese whal­ing ships in the Antarc­tic Ocean, and gave him a sus­pended prison term. Peter Bethune was also found guilty on three other charges: tres­pass­ing, van­dal­ism and pos­ses­sion of a knife. The court sen­tenced Bethune to two years in prison, with the sen­tence sus­pended for five years, so he won’t be jailed.

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