Russia to bail last Greenpeace activist

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A Russian court in St Petersburg has granted a bail of $60,000 USD to the Greenpeace activist Colin Russell, an Australian citizen,  who was detained at sea for protesting against Arctic oil drilling.

The other members were bailed earlier this month and they are each facing a maximum sentence of seven years in jail.

Colin Russell
Colin Russell

The arrests

Russian border guards arrested 30 people on board the Arctic Sunrise ship in September after some of the activists tried to scale an offshore drilling platform owned by state-owned natural gas giant Gazprom in the Pechora Sea.

The 30 – 28 activists and two freelance journalists – were initially charged with piracy, but authorities revised it to hooliganism.

Some of the arrested have been released (read more about this here)


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