I seriosly hope these guys get thrown in jail for assult, illegal detention, and whatever else can be thrown at them... But no that won't happen because they are on a japanese registered vessle and the Japanese government approves of there conduct. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23060183-2,00.html THE Japanese whaling ship holding two activists, including an Australian, will release the men only if a list of conditions is met, the Sea Shepherd conservation group says. Australian Benjamin Potts, 28, and Briton Giles Lane, 35, crew members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel Steve Irwin, boarded the Japanese harpoon vessel Yushin Maru No. 2 in Antarctic waters yesterday afternoon to deliver a written plea to stop killing whales. A witness said the pair were tied to the rails of the ship and immersed up to their waists in freezing seawater after an attempt to throw one overboard.