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Russian Court Grants Bail To Captain Of Greenpeace Ship

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November 20, 2013 AT 3:43 AM
A Russian court granted bail on Wednesday to the American captain of a Greenpeace ship that was used in a protest against Arctic oil drilling in which 30 people were detained. Courts in the city of St Petersburg, where the 28 activists and two journalists were taken last week, have so far granted bail to 15 people. The captain, Peter Willcox, 60, has been a Greenpeace activist for more than 30 years and was the skipper of the environmental advocacy group's ship Rainbow Warrior when it was blown up and sunk by the French secret service in 1985. The court set his bail at 2 million roubles or $61,100.