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Father of Arctic Brit 'thrilled' at his custody release

After watching the live pictures of Keiron Bryan walking out of jail, his father Andy Bryan said:

We're absolutely thrilled Kieron is out. He looks tremendously relieved, in good shape, and doesn't seem to have lost his sense of humour either.

Now we just can't wait to speak to him and then we'll hopefully be able to see him in person too. Of course there are still these terrible charges hanging over him.

He feels a terrible injustice has been done but has also made it clear that he intends to clear his name.

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British Greenpeace activist 'chuffed' to be freed

British Greenpeace activist Anthony Perret, who was held in Russia following a protest over the country's Arctic drilling, said he was "chuffed" to be released.

Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise Twitter feed states:


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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.

Greenpeace activist waiting for bail decision

Greenpeace activist Frank Hewetson was arrested following a protest against oil drilling Credit: Greenpeace

London activist Frank Hewetson will find out this morning if he has been granted bail, after his arrest on the Arctic Sunrise ship in Russian waters.

Yesterday, St. Petersburg courts released three of the Greenpeace activists who claim they were trying to draw attention to offshore Arctic drilling.

During the protest, some of the activists tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the Pechora Sea. They were stopped by armed coastguards.


Journalist granted bail after spending two months in jail

A London journalist arrested in Russia has been granted bail after spending 2 months in jail.

Kieron Bryan was one of six Britons detained by the Russian authorities during a Greenpeace protest against drilling in the Arctic.

Today's news could be a sign Russia is softening its position on their case, but they will still have to face trial. Here's Luke Farrington.

'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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British journalist held in Russia granted bail

Kieron Bryan, the British journalist who is being held in Russia for his part in a Greenpeace protest, has been granted bail.

Kieron Bryan in court Credit: REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

The freelance photographer from Devon told the court he was "accused of hooliganism" when "doing his job as a reporter."

Earlier today, Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris was the first of six British citizens held in Russia to be given bail.

Two freelance journalists and 28 activists were arrested two months ago after their ship was seized by Russian security authorities.

Silent protest held for Devon man detained in Russia

Half of the detained activists, including the ship's captain Peter Willcox, have been granted bail this week.

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