Greenpeace activists out on bail

Greenpeace activists Kieron Bryan and Alex Harris from Devon have been freed on bail in Russia. They were among 30 arrested two months ago after an Arctic oil rig protest. Another Devon detainee - Iain Rogers - is likely to be bailed soon.

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Three Devon people released

Three people from Devon who were being held for their part in a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic have today been released from jail. They'd been in prison for two months - initially on charges of piracy and then of hooliganism.

At the moment they're all still due to put on trial. But today their families say they hope they'll see them soon.

Bob Cruwys reports


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Father of Arctic Brit 'thrilled' at his custody release

After watching the live pictures of Keiron Bryan walking out of jail, his father Andy Bryan said:

We're absolutely thrilled Kieron is out. He looks tremendously relieved, in good shape, and doesn't seem to have lost his sense of humour either.

Now we just can't wait to speak to him and then we'll hopefully be able to see him in person too. Of course there are still these terrible charges hanging over him.

He feels a terrible injustice has been done but has also made it clear that he intends to clear his name.

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British journalist held in Russia granted bail

Kieron Bryan, the British journalist who is being held in Russia for his part in a Greenpeace protest, has been granted bail.

Kieron Bryan in court Credit: REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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.

Silent protest held for Devon man detained in Russia

Half of the detained activists, including the ship's captain Peter Willcox, have been granted bail this week.


Greenpeace 3 hoping to leave jail today

Three Greenpeace detainees from Devon could be released from prison in Russia later today.

Alex Harris, Kieron Bryan and Iain Rogers were all bailed over the last two days.

However they'll still face charges of hooliganism for their part in protests against oil drilling in the arctic. It's thought they'll stay in the country until they appear in court.

Alex Harris, Kieron Bryan & Iain Rogers, all being held in Russia

Detained Greenpeace activist awaits bail decision

A 'Free Iain' poster is held at a demonstration Credit: ITV News West Country

Greenpeace activist Iain Rogers from Devon is waiting to find out if he will granted bail in Russia. He was among 30 arrested two months ago whilst trying to hang a protest banner on an oil rig.

Yesterday, activist Alex Harris and journalist Kieron Bryan were both granted bail.

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