Members of Arctic 30 Released on Bail

Brazilian biologist first to leave

Greenpeace's "Arctic Sunrise"     Photo: Capitan Giona/Flickr

Twenty of the Greenpeace activists from the Arctic 30 have been granted bail by the Russian courts this week.

According to a statement from Greenpeace, Ana Paula was the first member of the Arctic Sunrise to be physically released from Russian jail. As the Brazilian biologist left the prison, she held a sign that read “Save the Arctic,” reports BBC NewsPaula was released on a bail of 2 million rubles (roughly 60 thousand US dollars), which is expected to be the bail for the other Greenpeace detainees.

The Arctic Sunrise captain, Peter Wilcox, was also granted bail today but has yet to be released. The remaining Arctic Sunrise crew continues to be held in a St. Petersburg prison, according to reports from BBC News

The 28 activists and two journalists were detained during an Arctic oil platform protest on September 19; they have been held since on charges of hooliganism and piracy.

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