British journalist held in Russia has been released

British journalist Kieron Bryan, who was being held in Russia for his part in a Greenpeace protest, has been released.

British journalist Kieron Bryan after his release.
British journalist Kieron Bryan shortly after his release. Credit: Twitter/@gp_sunrise

Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise Twitter feed posted a picture of the newly-released Mr Bryan with the words, "Now, there's a smile!"

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