22 November 2013, 12:55

First Arctic Sunrise activist granted bail on Friday

First Arctic Sunrise activist granted bail on Friday

The Kalininsky District Court in St. Petersburg has granted bail to Roman Dolgov of Russia, Greenpeace said on Twitter on Friday.

He has become the first Greenpeace activist to be granted bail on Friday.

It was reported earlier that the Kalininsky and Primorsky district courts in St. Petersburg granted bail to 26 people from the detained Arctic Sunrise vessel owned by Greenpeace.

They are Gizem Akhan of Turkey, Iain Rogers of the United Kingdom, Alexandre Paul of Canada, Frank Hewetson of the UK, Ruslan Yakushev of Ukraine, Jonathan Beauchamp of New Zealand, Marco Weber of Switzerland, Anthony Perrett of the United Kingdom, Kieron Bryan of the UK, Anne Mie Roer Jensen of Denmark, Mannes Ubels of the Netherlands, Peter Willcox of the United States, Alexandra Harris of the UK, Faiza Oulahsen of the Netherlands, Sini Saarela of Finland, Francesco Pisanu of France, Paul Ruzycki of Canada, Camila Speziale of Argentina, Cristian D'Alessandro of Italy, Denis Sinyakov of Russia, Andrei Allakhverdov of Russia, Yekaterina Zaspa of Russia, David Haussmann of New Zealand, Ana Paula of Brazil, Miguel Perez Orzi of Argentina and Tomasz Dziemianczuk of Poland.

A total of 27 Greenpeace activists have been released on bail so far. All of them were released on bail that was set at two million rubles each, which Greenpeace pledged to cover.

The first 12 people, Perrett, Pisanu, D'Alessandro, Saarela, Mie Roer Jensen, Dziemianczuk, Speziale, Haussmann, Zaspa, Paula, Sinyakov and Allakhverdov, have already left pre-trial detention centers in St. Petersburg.

The Primorsky District Court, however, extended the detention of Colin Russell of Australia for three months.

Thirty crewmembers of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise were detained by Russian border guards in the Pechora Sea on September 19 while trying to hold a protest against the oil extraction activities on the Prirazlomnaya oilrig.

The environmentalists were taken to Murmansk, where the Greenpeace activists were arrested for two months.

The environmentalists were transferred to detention facilities in St. Petersburg on November 12.

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Voice of Russia, Interfax

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