Court releases on bail Arctic Sunrise crewmember Russell

The St. Petersburg City Court has granted bail to Australian national Colin Russell, the radio officer of the Greenpeace-operated vessel Arctic Sunrise, who had been the only Arctic Sunrise activist remaining in custody until recently.

The St. Petersburg City Court has granted bail to Australian national Colin Russell, the radio officer of the Greenpeace-operated vessel Arctic Sunrise, who had been the only Arctic Sunrise activist remaining in custody until recently.

The court set the bail for Russell at 2 million rubles ($60,500), an Interfax correspondent reported. The activist himself took part in the hearing through a video link with the detention center where he was held. Russell will be freed as soon as the money is transferred to the court's or the investigation's bank account.

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