Russia drops piracy charges

Russia has dropped piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, including two from London, involved in an Arctic protest. The charges have been replaced with a lesser charge of hooliganism.

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Greenpeace protester 'locked away from his family'

Frank has now spent three weeks locked up thousands of miles away from his family. He is accused of an absurd crime which clearly none of the Arctic 30 are guilty of committing.

The only thing he is guilty of is participating in an entirely peaceful protest to raise awareness of a cause that he passionately believes in - protecting the planet and the fragile wilderness of the Arctic.

He has two teenage children back home who miss him terribly, and not knowing when we'll be able to see him again is agony.

– Nina Gold, Frank Hewetson's partner

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