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American Greenpeace Ship Captain Bailed By Russian Court

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November 22, 2013 AT 5:01 AM
The American captain of a Greenpeace ship who was arrested and held in Russia for protesting against offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean was freed on bail early Friday. Peter Wilcox was being held in a detention center after piloting the Arctic Sunrise icebreaker ship to the side of the Prirazlomnaya oil platform, where activists from the environmental group tried to scale the side on Sept. 17. Petersburg court freed him from prison pending further inquiries, Greenpeace said in a statement.