Greenpeace activists given bail

London activists, Frank Hewetson and Kieron Bryan, who were arrested by Russian authorities during a Greenpeace protest against drilling in the Arctic have been granted bail.

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Greenpeace activist: we will continue to protest despite arrests

A Greenpeace activist from London has said today the group will "for sure" continue to stage oil rig protests despite 30 activists being taken prisoner by Russian authorities.

Frank Hewetson was one of the 'Arctic 30' imprisoned over an oil protest Credit: Greenpeace

Speaking on Sky News this morning, Frank Hewetson said: "I think it will happen again for sure. I'm just not going to comment about whether it will happen in Russia, I just don't have the mental head space to make that sort of decision at the moment."

"But I personally want to go back to part of the Arctic."

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Briton granted bail after Russia Arctic drilling protest

Briton Frank Hewetson and Ruslan Yakushev from Ukraine arrested by the Russian authorities during a Greenpeace protest against drilling in the Arctic have been granted bail.

Read: Greenpeace protest against Arctic drilling at Shell HQ

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'Absurd charges' need to be dropped after prison release

It's amazing news to know that Kieron will be released from prison soon. We have been thinking of him every minute of every day and we can't wait to speak to him and see him.

Our relief is obviously tempered by the fact that he is still facing absurd charges, despite the fact that he was just doing his job.

This isn't over for him or the others involved and we hope that these charges will be dropped soon so that he can carry on with his life without this terrible uncertainty hanging over him.

– Family statement

London Greenpeace activist granted bail by Russia

A London activist arrested by Russian authorities during a Greenpeace protest against drilling in the Arctic has been granted bail. Journalist Kieron Bryan along with Alex Harris from Devon are the first of the six Britons in the so-called Arctic 30 to be given bail.

Kieron Bryan at a bail hearing in Murmask, Russia earlier this month. Credit: Greenpeace

The six are among the 28 activists and two freelance journalists arrested by Russian security forces two months ago.

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