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Greenpeace ship captain denied bail in Russia hearing

A Russian court has rejected bail requests from the American captain of a Greenpeace ship and two other foreign activists involved in a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic.

Skipper Pete Wilcox, 60, and campaigners David John Haussmann, 49, and Camila Speziale, 21, had appealed against a pre-trial detention order.

They are among 30 people being held in the city of Murmansk on piracy charges.

A bail hearing is due to take place on Tuesday for Briton Frank Hewetson.

Mr Hewetson, 45, who was a logistics co-ordinator on the ship, will appear alongside Swiss activist Marco Weber and Cristian D’Alessandro of Italy,¬†according to a Greenpeace statement on Twitter.

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