Jailed Greenpeace activists faces new charges

2013-11-02 09:19
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Moscow - Greenpeace on Friday accused the Russian authorities of failing to lift piracy charges against the 30 imprisoned crew of its Arctic Sunrise ship as promised, and merely adding new hooliganism charges.

Greenpeace, however, said on Friday that investigators have not presented the jailed activists or their lawyers with any official papers that cancel the previous charge, as would be required to actually remove it formally.

The Investigative Committee has, however, made no new announcements since last week, with a representative telling AFP on Friday that "there is no new information".

Read more on:    greenpeace  |  dmitry medvedev  |  jean-marc ayrault  |  vladimir putin  |  russia  |  conservation

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