The pot thickens. The Japanese authorities are now presenting anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune with five charges, the worst of which can put him away for 15 years. I was curious to see how closely the media would follow this. It turns out also, he’s being held in maximum security and kept in his cell 22 hours a day as if he were a common criminal. The man is a political prisoner and Amnesty International should intervene if it hasn’t.