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Russia 'finds drugs' on Greenpeace ship, new charges loom

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Russian investigators said Wednesday several of the 30 Greenpeace activists already charged with piracy over an open-sea protest were set to face new charges for "other grave crimes" after finding drugs on their ship. 

Greenpeace International contracted freelance photographer Denis Sinyakov from Russia is seen on a TV screen during his bail hearing at a court in Murmansk, northern Russia on October 8, 2013

The environmental group vehemently denied the charge that their vessel, the Arctic Sunrise, had carried illegal drugs, calling the allegation a "smear."

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