Two people from Devon arrested by the Russian authorities during a protest against drilling in the Arctic have both been given bail.
For nearly two months Alexandra Harris and Kieron Bryan have been held in a Russian jail, but now they are free, until their trial for hooliganism begins.
Their families have welcomed the developments, but still fear the outcome of their case. Another man from Devon, Ian Rogers, is still waiting to find out whether he'll get bail too. This report from Richard Lawrence.
The bailed British Greenpeace activists have not been told whether they can leave Russia under the conditions of their bail agreement, a Greenpeace spokesperson said.
- 18 activists have been granted bail
- 1, Ana Paula Maciel, from Brazil, has been released from jail
- 11 are waiting for their hearing
- 1 activist will appeal
Two of the so-called Arctic 30, Kieron Bryan and Alex Harris, who are both from Devon, have been granted bail in Russia.
Kieron Bryan's parents have told ITV West Country that were delighted to see a smile on his face in the court and say they're relieved by what they see as a big step in the right direction.
Andy and Ann Bryan say they were expecting he'd be held on remand for a further three months until the hearings began yesterday.
Kieron's father and brother had been hoping to fly out to Russia this week but had a problem with their visa.
Alex Harris's parents told ITV West Country they are quietly delighted and enormously relieved too, but are keen to hear the full terms of the bail conditions.
The families say they are only too aware, that there has been no indication of whether the charges remain.
Journalist Kieron Bryan and Greenpeace activist Alex Harris were granted bail in a Russian court this morning.
They've spent two months in jail following a protest at a Russian oil rig in September.
The group were originally charged with piracy, but the charges were later downgraded to hooliganism as part of an organised group, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
Iain Rogers, who's also from Devon, will find out later if he too will be bailed.
Alex's parents, Cliff and Lynn Harris, were thrilled to hear the court's decision.
Kieron Bryan, the British journalist who is being held in Russia for his part in a Greenpeace protest, has been granted bail.
The freelance photographer from Devon told the court he was "accused of hooliganism" when "doing his job as a reporter."
Earlier today, Greenpeace activist Alexandra Harris was the first of six British citizens held in Russia to be given bail.
Two freelance journalists and 28 activists were arrested two months ago after their ship was seized by Russian security authorities.
Half of the detained activists, including the ship's captain Peter Willcox, have been granted bail this week.
A British Greenpeace activist arrested for protesting against drilling in the Arctic has been granted bail by a court in Russia, Greenpeace announced.
Alexandra Harris is one of three Britons arrested two months ago after their ship was seized by Russian security authorities. She has been bailed for 2 million Rubles (£40,000).
"I've spent two months in prison. They've been the hardest 2 months of my life. Everyday is a struggle," Harris told the court earlier.
Twenty-eight activists and two journalists were arrested by the Russian authorities on September 14, including Harris.
Two other Brits, Kerion Bryan and Anthony Perrett, will learn their fate in separate hearings later today.
Three Devon Greenpeace supporters being held in Russia could find out today whether they will be released on bail. In all, 30 people were arrested after a protest on an Arctic drilling platform two months ago, and 9 foreign nationals have already been granted bail.
Kieron Bryan, Alex Harris and Iain Rogers have been charged with hooliganism.
The family of Kieron Bryan, the photo journalist from Devon who's being held for his part in a Greenpeace protest in Russia, says they still can't understand why he's facing charges of hooliganism.
Today a Russian court granted bail to another member of the so-called Arctic 30 but others must remain in custody for a further three months.
A decision in Kieron's case is now expected on Wednesday.
Seth Conway reports.
Prosecutors in Russia are trying to extend the detention of the Greenpeace protesters being held in St Petersburg.
The authorities are worried that if they're granted bail, they'll flee the country.
Kieron Bryan, Alexandra Harris and Iain Rogers - all from Devon - are all accused of hooliganism for their part in a protest at a Russian oil rig in September.
Demonstrators gathered outside a petrol station in Exeter as part of the campaign by Greenpeace to free a group of activists being held in Russia.
They claim Shell is complicit because it's a partner of the state-backed Russian oil company Gazprom.
Three people from Devon are among 30 awaiting trial following a protest at a drilling rig in the Arctic.
Parents of two of them joined the protest: