A family from Oxfordshire are campaigning for his release after he was detained in Moscow on piracy charges.
Phill Ball from Chipping Norton was one of six people arrested after the group tried to board a Russian oil platform to protest at plans to develop off-shore oil fields in the Arctic.
His brother, Steve Ball, talks about what he mis hoping will happen.
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