Sample Letter


Madam Sorgdrager
Minister of Justice
P.O. Box 20301
2500 EH The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel: 31-70-370-7911
Fax: 31-70-370-7900
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Bezuidenhoutseueg 67
2594 AC The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel: 31-70-348-4196 or 31-70-348-6486
Fax: 31-70-348-5559 or 31-70-348-4848
Royal Netherlands Embassy
Political Affairs Section
4200 Linnean Ave. NW
Washington, DC. 20008
Attn: Mr. Anton Schellekens
Tel: 202-274-2752
Fax: 202-364-4213
Consul General Peters
of The Netherlands
11766 Wilshire Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA. 90024
Tel: 310-268-1598
Fax: 310-312-0989
President William Clinton
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC, 20500
Tel: 202-456-1414
Fax: 202-456-2461
Vice President Albert Gore
Old Executive Office Building
Washington, DC. 20501
Tel: 202-456-2623
Fax: 202-456-2710
Write a letter of support to Paul:
Penitentiaire Inrichting Lclystad
Larserdreef 300
8233 HB Lelystad
The Netherlands


To _____________________________

Tel: ________________________
Fax: ________________________


Dear Minister,

A visitor to your country has been arrested and placed in your prison. At the insistance of Norwegian authorities you have imprisoned him without any warrents from your government. By acting on Norway's Intepol warrent your country will be unintentionally involving itself in the elections of Norway and the politics of illegal whaling. This is an election year in Norway, and this arrest will be the floundering prime minister's ticket to election.

Paul Watson has spent much of his life protecting nature, marine life and all animals. As a co-founder of Greenpeace, has has actively opposed Norway's illegal return to commercial whaling operations. All of his work has been to ensure that international laws are obeyed and endangered species are protected for the future. Ever since Norway began openly violating the global moratorium on whaling imposed in 1986 by the International Whaling Commission Paul has been the target of pro-whaling factions and has been receiving specific death threats from Norwegians for years.

Your government should not hold a man for political issues who is respected by so many people around the world for his many years of leading conservation work. Norway is a pro-whaling country acting illegally and The Netherlands is being manipulated by the Norwegian agenda to further the goals of Norway's illegal commercial whaling industry.

At a preliminary hearing on Thursday in The District of Haarlem Court, Judge Toeter ordered Paul Watson held for 20 days to allow Norway to make a formal request for extradition. Please do not let Paul Watson be extradited to a country who has threatened his life, and has refused to guarantee his safety there. If he is imprisoned in Norway, he may never leave there alive.

Yours Sincerely,

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