Freelance photographer Denis Sinyakov from Russia is taken by police escort to the Investigative Committee in Murmansk to be charged with hooliganism, October 25, 2013, in this handout provided by ... more 
Freelance photographer Denis Sinyakov from Russia is taken by police escort to the Investigative Committee in Murmansk to be charged with hooliganism, October 25, 2013, in this handout provided by Greenpeace. Russia on Wednesday dropped piracy charges against the 30 people involved in the Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling, replacing them with lesser offences and cutting the maximum jail sentence they face to seven years from 15. The charges against the activists who were aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise during the September 18 protest, in which activists tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya Gazprom oil platform, have been changed from piracy to hooliganism, the federal Investigative Committee said in a statement. REUTERS/Igor Podgorny/Greenpeace/Handout via Reuters (RUSSIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW ENVIRONMENT ENERGY) ATTENTION EDITORS ' THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. MANDATORY CREDIT. IMAGE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FOR 14 DAYS AFTER RELEASE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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