Greenpeace activists held in Russia on piracy charges have had their bail appeals rejected, according to Greenpeace. Peckham-based video journalist Kieron Bryan was arrested alongside activists when Russian authorities boarded their boat last month.
Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham Harriet Harman has told ITV London that journalist Kieron Byron held in Russia over piracy charges, is "not a threat to the Russian state", adding that he should not be mistaken for an activist.
The brother of the Peckham-based journalist held in Russia over piracy charges has told ITV News there is a small comfort in seeing Kieron Byron on video footage obtained, but it was still difficult to see him in a courtroom "where he does not understand what is going on".
The brother of a freelance photojournalist and film maker facing piracy charges in Russia has told Daybreak of how he fears his brother's life could be "torn apart" by a prison sentence on "absurd" charges.
Russell Bryan called for a "proportionate" punishment for the 30 activists arrested on board the Arctic Sunrise and maintained this his brother, Kieron, had only been filming the protest as part of a job.
Kieron is due to appear in court in Murmansk, north-west Russia later today.