A Greenpeace activist detained in Russia has been given permission to return home to Wales.
Anthony Perrett, 32, from Newport was among the so-called Arctic 30 who were arrested amid claims of hooliganism.
The group, including two freelance journalists were held in jail for two months in September following a protest on an oil rig to call attention to the threat of oil drilling and climate change.
But the activists have since been granted amnesty under a new Russian law.
Mr Perrett, who was the first of the Arctic 30 to be released said:
"This was the final step. I'll be leaving for home in Wales as soon as possible now, extremely proud of what I did three months ago.
"We took peaceful action to defend a part of the world that is the heartbeat of our climate.
"The Arctic is a measure of our planet's health and I refuse to stay silent as the oil companies line up to profit from its destruction.
"Together we are saying to the oil companies that the Arctic is off-limits and that we must save this beautiful region for future generations."
Greenpeace said the non-Russian members of the Arctic 30 are expected to leave Russia over the coming days.
Protestors have been holding a vigil outside the Russian Embassy in London this evening calling for the release of Greenpeace activists, including one from Wales.
They are being held in Russia accused of piracy after they tried to scale an offshore oil rig. David Wood has sent this report from the vigil.