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.

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Brits' Russia bail rejected

British Greenpeace activists held in Russia on piracy charges have had their appeals to be released on bail rejected, according to a Greenpeace Twitter account.