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Greenpeace activists charged with piracy

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 00:32

Oct. 2 - A Russian court charges five Greenpeace activists with piracy, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Julie Noce reports.

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A court in Russia Wednesday charged five Greenpeace activists with piracy a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The group were amongst 30 arrest after a protest last month in which Greenpeace activists tried to scale a Russian oil drilling platform in the Arctic. The five charged include Brazilian, British, Russian, Finnish, and Swedish/ American nationals. Greenpeace has called the charges extreme and disproportionate. Charges against the other 28 are expected soon.

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Greenpeace activists charged with piracy

Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 00:32