Today Kieron Bryan, a freelance journalist who was detained in Russia after his arrest with Greenpeace activists in September 2013, visited Parliament with his brother Russell and his parents Ann and Andy. Chris Bryant MP, who also campaigned to free Kieron, joined us.
In Parliament I led a campaign to free Kieron, who lives in Peckham, as he was employed on a short-term contract to document a protest and was not a threat to the Russian state. Kieron spent two months in detention and one month on bail until the charges were dropped in December last year and he was allowed to return home to his family. We talked about Kieron's experience in Russia and his future journalism plans.