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    Russia drops Greenpeace piracy charges

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.