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Russia Reduces Charges Against Greenpeace Activists

Russia on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against 30 people involved in a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling, replacing them with lesser offenses and cutting the maximum jail sentence they face to seven years from 15 years. The charges against activists who protested at a Gazprom oil platform off Russia's northern coast last month have been changed from piracy to hooliganism, the federal Investigative Committee said in a statement. Greenpeace said the new charges were still ...

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