Saturday, June 20, 2009

Running Man Justin Solondz Got in China

Via Portland IMC:

Environmental activist Justin Solondz has been apprehended in China and has been taken into custody. Justin was named as one of the Green Scare defendants in the University of Washington Genetic Engineering Research arson and was named as a codefendant of Briana Waters, who refused to cooperate, went to trial and was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Justin has been listed as a fugitive by the FBI since the UW indictment was issued several years ago. It is unclear at this time whether Justin will be extradited back to the U.S, and/or when such a transfer would occur. Stay tuned for more updates as they become known.

As we all learned in 2008's The Dark Knight, China only refuses to extradite Chinese nationals and Justin, as far as SnitchWire can tell, is not a Chinese national. Another lesson from Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise is when you are being incognito in Asian countries, it helps to grow a beard, climb a mountain, fight crowds of people, and train with high-profile martial arts masters in the region.

Concerning Justin, I can't be sure why he was in China. The pretty heavy surveillance culture makes it a pretty poor choice for fugitives. There isn't a lot of information concerning his capture or current state right now, but more information will be posted as it becomes available.

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