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Kieron reunited with his family

After 102 days locked up in a Russian prison - today a freelance video journalist from Peckham was welcomed home to the cheers and tears of his family. Kieron Bryan was arrested during a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic in September.

Earlier, he and four other Brits stepped off the Eurostar at St Pancras Station - marking an end to their ordeal. In his first British television interview, Kieron told our reporter Rags Martel of his delight to be reunited with his loved ones.

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Freed Arctic protester describes 'torture' in Russian jail

Freed Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris said her time in Russian prison "was torture", but that she and others jailed after Arctic protests were "treated better than the Russian prisoners, because the world's watching us".

"We spent two months inside a Russian jail cell and a hundred days detained for a crime we didn't commit," Harris said. "It was obscene, a complete overreaction on behalf of Russia and we should never have been there."

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Freed Arctic protest prisoner Kieron Bryan returns home

Freelance journalist and film maker Kieron Bryan returns home from his jail ordeal
Freelance journalist and film maker Kieron Bryan returns home from his jail ordeal Credit: ITV News

Freelance journalist and film maker Kieron Bryan received a welcome home hug from his brother, Russell Bryan, as he arrived in London after spending four months in Russian jail.

Freelance journalist and film maker Kieron Bryan returns home from his jail ordeal
Freelance journalist and film maker Kieron Bryan returns home from his jail ordeal Credit: ITV News

Bryan travelled back to Britain with four Greenpeace activists who were also freed after being arrested by Russia during an Arctic protest.

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Five Britons pictured back in the UK after Arctic protest

Five of the six British people detained over a Greenpeace protest against oil drilling in the Arctic have arrived back in London.

Alex Harris, Anthony Perrett, Phil Ball, Kieron Bryan and Iain Rogers arrived back at St Pancras train station from Paris.

Read profiles of the five freed Brits

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Detained journalist mother's hope for 'justice'

The mother of British journalist Kieron Bryan said she hopes "common sense, and a sense of fair play and justice" will prevail.

The mother of a British journalist detained in Russia hopes "common sense, and a sense of fair play and justice" will prevail.
The mother of a British journalist detained in Russia hopes "common sense, and a sense of fair play and justice" will prevail. Credit: ITV News

Speaking as at a silent protest outside the Russian Embassy in London, Ann Bryan said the country has made its point and said her son should be released.

"Punishment should fit the crime and for what happened that day I think they've more than served their punishment," she said.Adding: "I just hope that common sense, and a sense of fair play and justice, will come out of this."

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Supporters of British journalist hold silent protest

Supporters of British journalist Kieron Bryan have taken part in a silent protest outside the Russian Embassy, in central London, to call for the release of the Greenpeace activist and journalist being detained in Russia .

A number of supporters gathered in silent protest in central London Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The videographer and 29 other people were arrested aboard a Greenpeace boat protesting against oil drilling and charged with piracy in September.

A woman wears a protester sticker across her mouth calling for Kieron's release. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The thirty men and women have been moved from a detention centre in Murmansk to prison in St Petersburg

Russia’s Investigative Committee recently announced that the piracy charges would be replaced with charges of hooliganism but they have yet to be lifted.

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Silent protest held for Briton detained in Russia

Freelance videographer Kieron Bryan Credit: Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace/PA Wire

A silent protest is being held outside the Russian embassy in London today for British videographer Kieron Bryan who is being detained in Russia.

Bryan was part of a group of 30 aboard a Greenpeace boat in the Arctic protesting against oil drilling, when they were arrested and charged with piracy in September.

Russia’s Investigative Committee recently announced that the piracy charges would be replaced with charges of hooliganism but they have yet to be lifted.

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Read: Russia fails to lift piracy charges against Arctic 30

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