Peckham journo's bail 'rejected'

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.

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Harriet Harman demands meeting over Peckham journo

Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham Harriet Harman has demanded a meeting with the Russian ambassador after London videojournalist Kieron Bryan was detained on piracy charges in Murmansk.

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Harriet Harman MP demands a meeting with Russia's ambassador over the detention of London journalist Kieron Bryan in Murmansk. @itvlondon

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Bryan, from Peckham, one of the alleged Greenpeace "pirates" was refused bail today. @itvlondon

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Harman says her constituent is not a Greenpeace activist but an independent observer. @itvlondon

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Britons to remain in pre-trial detention in Russia

Two Britons held in Russia over a Greenpeace protest have been ordered to remain in pre-trial detention, a defeat for the first of the many foreigners among the 30 detainees to seek bail.

Freelance videographer Kieron Bryan and Greenpeace activist Phillip Ball, who, like the others, face piracy charges, had appealed against an order that they be held through late November.

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Devon journalist denied bail in Russia

The parents of a man from Devon who was arrested after a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic have spoken about their fears and frustrations after he was denied bail.

Andy & Ann Bryan were talking about their son Kieron who is being detained by authorities in Russia. He had his appeal turned down this morning.

The appeal was based on the fact that Mr Bryan is a journalist, and not an activist.

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Piracy charges are 'absurd' says brother of film maker

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.

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