Three Arctic Sunrise detainee leave St. Petersburg pre-trial detention center on Friday

Arctic Sunrise captain Peter Willcox of the Untied States has walked out of a pre-trial detention center in St. Petersburg, Greenpeace said on Twitter on Friday.

Arctic Sunrise captain Peter Willcox of the Untied States has walked out of a pre-trial detention center in St. Petersburg, Greenpeace said on Twitter on Friday.

Earlier on Friday Arctic Sunrise activists Anthony Perrett of the United Kingdom and Marco Weber of Switzerland walked out of St. Petersburg pre-trial detention centers.

Thus, the total number of released Arctic Sunrise activists released from custody grew to 14.

St. Petersburg courts ordered the release on bail of 27 Arctic Sunrise activists so far. The only person whose custody was extended was crewmember Colin Russell.

Thirty environmentalists traveling aboard the Arctic Sunrise vessel of the Greenpeace international nature conservancy organization were detained in the Pechora Sea on September 19 for an attempt to stage a protest against the drilling done by the Prirazlomnaya oil platform.

They were brought to Murmansk where a court sentenced them to two months of arrest. All the Arctic Sunrise environmentalists were transferred to detention facilities in St. Petersburg on November 12.

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