UPDATE -Russia Drops Charges Against Greenpeace Activists
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REUTERS has the story:Dec 25 (Reuters) - Russia formally dropped criminal charges against Greenpeace activists arrested in a protest over Arctic oil drilling on Wednesday, under a Kremlin amnesty extended to all 30 who had been facing up to seven years jail if convicted.
The environmental group said 29 of the 30, who are still in Russia after being freed on bail, have now been amnestied and will be free to leave for their home countries as soon as they secure exit visas. One more activist's case will be reviewed on Thursday, it said." For the full story by Reuters click here: RUSSIA FREES GREENIES: