Custodial term of Greenpeace activist from UK upheld in Murmansk
The Murmansk Regional Court has upheld a lower court's ruling to remand Greenpeace activist Philip Ball from the United Kingdom into custody for two months, an Interfax correspondent reported.
Ball, who was detained along with the other Arctic Sunrise crewmembers and charged with piracy, will remain in custody until November 24.
The activist's legal team asked the court to replace his custodial term with house arrest or a bail of one million rubles.
The Murmansk Regional Court earlier held hearings into appeals contesting the custodial terms of Greenpeace spokesman Andrei Allakhverdov, Arctic Sunrise doctor Yekaterina Zaspa, photographer Denis Sinyakov and environmentalist Roman Dolgov from Russia. A lower court's rulings issued in all of these cases were upheld.