Advertisement

  1. National

UN orders Arctic releases

A United Nations maritime tribunal has ruled Russia should release the Greenpeace ship, and all activists arrested on it during a protest against Arctic drilling. Four British activists and a UK journalist were earlier released from a Russian jail.

View all 29 updates ›

Journalist: Greenpeace should have 'frank discussions'

A British journalist who was held in a Russian prison after taking part in a protest in the Arctic two months ago has said that Greenpeace should have "frank discussions" about its tactics.

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

Freelance journalist Kieron Bryan said his first trip with the organisation had been a "baptism of fire".

Mr Bryan told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the group were briefed about the risks before the trip: "We discussed the legal implications of doing a protest in Russia. I remember distinctly piracy being mentioned and the laughter that followed.

"I can't stress what a shock it was to everyone. We all thought that we would get a rap on the wrists and then be sent away, so to find ourselves facing 10 to 15 years was a very difficult time."

Greenpeace UK's executive director John Sauven insisted all those who had been on the Arctic Sunrise vessel had been given a proper briefing about the risks involved.

Read: British journalist held in Russia has been released

More top news