Greenpeace activist describes "terrifying" ordeal in Russia

Greenpeace journalist Kieron Bryan, from London, has said he fears "losing years of his life" in a Russian jail after being arrested over a protest against oil drilling.

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

Mr Bryan is one of the "Arctic 30" detained on board their boat the Arctic Sunrise and accused of piracy by Russian authorities.

In a letter to the Sunday Times today he said: "My greatest fear is being kept from my family, my friends and my girlfriend for any great length of time.

"In many ways I'm lucky I don't have children who depend on me, but the fear of losing years of my life and the opportunity to perhaps start a family is terrifying".

Mr Bryan was denied bail in a Russian court earlier this month along with his fellow protestors.

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Activists: Russian jail "terrifying"

Greenpeace activists Kieron Bryan and Frank Hewetson, both from London, have written letters describing the conditions they are facing in a Russian jail after being arrested for piracy