Greenpeace Briton denied bail

A second member of the Greenpeace crew arrested by the Russian authorities during a protest against drilling in the Arctic has been denied bail.

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Greenpeace: Bail denial 'flies in the face of logic'

John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said:

The court's refusal to grant bail to Frank Hewetson flies in the face of all logic. Frank, like the other 29 being held, presents no threat to Russia and should be allowed to return home to be with their families.

Greenpeace has offered sureties that will guarantee the return of all of those charged for any future court case. This is looking a lot like punishment before conviction.

Kieron Bryan, from Devon, was also denied bail at an earlier hearing.

London

Greenpeace protester 'locked away from his family'

Frank has now spent three weeks locked up thousands of miles away from his family. He is accused of an absurd crime which clearly none of the Arctic 30 are guilty of committing.

The only thing he is guilty of is participating in an entirely peaceful protest to raise awareness of a cause that he passionately believes in - protecting the planet and the fragile wilderness of the Arctic.

He has two teenage children back home who miss him terribly, and not knowing when we'll be able to see him again is agony.

– Nina Gold, Frank Hewetson's partner
London

Second Greenpeace crew member denied bail by Russia

A second member of the Greenpeace crew arrested by the Russian authorities during a protest against drilling in the Arctic has been denied bail. Frank Hewetson from North London was seized with 29 others on the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise on September 19.

Singer Damon Albarn and actor Jude Law seen earlier this month during a protest outside the Russian Embassy in London
Singer Damon Albarn and actor Jude Law seen earlier this month during a protest outside the Russian Embassy in London Credit: Press Assocation

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