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Free Kieron campaign silent protest


Saturday 2 November 2013

12.00 - 14.00

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Russian Embassy, London


Journalists and supporters of the Free Kieron campaign are organising a show of solidarity for him: a silent protest outside the Russian embassy at midday on Saturday the 2nd November. Please join us to condemn his continued detention.

Kieron Bryan, a f reelance videojournalist, was arrested on 19 September aboard the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, when it was raided by Russian special forces in international waters. After first being charged with piracy, he's now facing trial for hooliganism. This is unacceptable. He's facing up to seven years in jail for simply doing his job. He must be freed immediately.

We are specifically looking to rally those who work in the media and care about documenting events, but all Kieron's supporters are welcome. We plan to present a petition signed by more than 1,000 journalists calling for his release to staff at the Russian Embassy.

Kieron tells us he spends 23 hours a day alone in his cell. This is a terrible injustice. It is absolutely vital that the Russians understand that Kieron is a freelance journalist, not an activist.

Please help us fight for the right of reporters, photographers and videographers to do their jobs without being arrested.

Sign the free Kieron petition

Further details and contact information

Thomas Poole

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Tags: , press freedom, russia, detention