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By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Brazilian activist Ana Paula Maciel, who was jailed by Russian authorities in September, has been freed from a prison in Saint Petersburg after Greenpeace posted a R$140,000 bail for her release, O Globo reported. Maciel was taken into custody while participating in a protest against drilling in the Arctic sponsored by the international environmental NGO.

Maciel was reportedly the first of the group of 28 activists and two journalists . . .

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