A Russian court granted bail to the captain of a Greenpeace ship that carried out a protest against oil and gas drilling in the Arctic as more of the 30 people detained over the incident were set to leave prison.
The captain of Arctic Sunrise, American Peter Wilcox became the 15th to be granted bail, Greenpeace said in an e-mailed statement. A Dutch national and a U.K. citizen were also offered bail at court hearings in St. Petersburg today.
The environmental organization said it’s paying bail of 2 million rubles ($61,000) for each activist, and doesn’t expect any of them to be released before the end of the week, according to the statement. Wilcox was in charge of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior when it was sunk in Auckland in 1985 by a bomb planted by the French intelligence service