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    Russia drops Greenpeace piracy charges

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    Russian prosecutors have dropped piracy charges against 28 Greenpeace activists who were arrested last month.

    Instead, they will be charged with hooliganism, and face a shorter jail term.

    If found guilty, they could spend up to seven years in prison.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Moscow.