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Russia Reduces Charges Against Greenpeace Crew to 'Hooliganism'

Russian authorities have eased criminal charges against the crew of a Greenpeace ship, changing an indictment for piracy to a lesser charge of hooliganism. The Russian government's Investigative Committee announced the new charge on Wednesday. Under the previous piracy indictment, the crew of 28 Greenpeace activists and two freelance journalists could have faced 15 years in prison for staging a protest at a Russian oil rig on September 18. The hooliganism charge carries a maximum sentence ...

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