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    Re: Greenpeace says intruders broke into their Russia office & took item that demonstrated the plight of 30 detainees held nearby

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...99M0TH20131023

    MOSCOW | Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:55pm EDT

    (Reuters) - Russia on Wednesday dropped the piracy charges against 30 people involved in a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling, replacing them with lesser charges 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.

    All 30 people who were aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise during the September 18 protest, in which activists tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya platform, are being held in detention until at least late November...

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  • Greenpeace says intruders broke into their Russia office & took item that demonstrated the plight of 30 detainees held nearby

    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2...ia-office?lite

    Greenpeace says masked intruders broke into its Russia office
    By Henry Austin, NBC News contributor

    Intruders wearing balaclavas broke into the Russian offices of Greenpeace overnight, the environmental group said Friday as 30 of its activists continued to be held in a nearby prison on charges of piracy.
    ...
    Kathy Cumming, a London-based spokeswoman for Greenpeace, said the only item stolen was a replica cage that was due to be used at a demonstration highlighting the plight of the detainees...
    http://www.greenpeace.org/internatio...utmk=179471524
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