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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.


Journalist denied bail over Russia Greenpeace protest

Freelance photojournalist Kieron Bryan, who was arrested while filming a Greenpeace protest on an Arctic oil rig, has been denied bail by a court in Murmansk, Russia.

Kieron Bryan, 30, listens to the judge's verdict in court. Credit: RTV
The British journalist was led away from the courtroom in handcuffs. Credit: RTV

More: Family fear for filmmaker held after Arctic protest


Second British activist's bail appeal 'rejected'

The second British Greenpeace activist appearing in a Russian court today has had his bail appeal rejected, the environmental group has said:


UPDATE Regional Court of Murmansk rejects appeal to release freelance videojournalist Kieron Bryan (UK) on bail #FreeTheArctic30 #FreeKieron


Greenpeace activist 'bail appeal rejected'

A British Greenpeace activist held in Russia on piracy charges has had his appeal to be released on bail rejected, according to a Greenpeace Twitter account:


UPDATE: The appeal to release activist Phillip Ball from UK on bail rejected by Regional Court of Murmansk #FreeTheArctic30



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.


Ohuruogu tweets her thanks to fans after photo-finish

World Championship 400 metre champion Christine Ohuruogu has tweeted her thanks to fans after her photo-finish


I wish I could reply you all personally for the tweets that are still pouring in. Truly grateful and happy to finally have an NR.


Really thanking you from the depths of my heart, it has been a wonderful day for my team esp my coach, we have worked so hard for this


Keep supporting the team, we appreciate it all the way out here. All fantastic athletes all trying to achieve their best.

Six years after winning her first world crown, the British athlete recovered from a terrible start to surge down the home straight and pip reigning champion Amantle Montsho to the line.

Read more: Ohuruogu wins gold by four thousandths of a second

Mo Farah books place in 5000m final at Championships

Mo Farah has booked his place in Friday's Men's 5000m final at the IAAF World Championships. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mo Farah has booked his place in the Men's 5000m final at the IAAF World Championships.

Farah, who became the first British man to win a 10,000m gold medal at a World Championship this weekend, crossed the line today in 13.23.93 and took the fifth qualifying place.

Defending champion Farah will compete in the 5000m final in Moscow on Friday evening.

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