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.
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