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Last Of Greenpeace Protesters Granted Bail In Russia

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November 28, 2013 AT 4:11 AM
A Russian court granted bail to the last Greenpeace activist still in custody over a protest against offshore oil drilling in the Arctic.Australian Colin Russell will be released from pre-trial detention in St. Petersburg when a 2-million-rouble ($60,000) bail is posted, Greenpeace said. All the other 29 arrested during the protest have already been freed on bail. Russell was a crew member on the Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace icebreaker forcibly boarded by Russian coast guards following the September 18 protest, in which activists tried to scale an oil platform run by state-controlled Gazprom.