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MOSCOW, October 29 (Itar-Tass) - A criminal charge earlier brought against Russian photographer Denis Sinyakov, who had been on board the Arctic Sunrise and was detained by Russian border guards, has been revised, the press service of the Russian branch of the international organization Greenpeace told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
The criminal charge against Sinyakov was changed from an act of piracy into an act hooliganism punished by the Russian Criminal Code. Sinyakov will remain in custody until the end of November, it said.
The Arctic Sunrise icebreaker owned by Greenpeace which sails under Dutch colors approached the Russian oil development platform Prilazlomnaya in the Sea of Pechora on September 18. The Greenpeace activists attempted to climb aboard the Russian platform in a bid to protest against oil development in Arctic waters.
The Russian border guards cut short the attempted intrusion on board the Russian platform. The Arctic Sunrise was towed under convoy to the Russian sea port of Murmansk.
Following an appeal filed by the investigation and the Prosecutor's, in the beginning of October the Murmansk Leninsky district court ruled to place under arrest all the Greenpeace activists from 19 countries, including four Russian citizens, who have been put in custody at detention centers in Murmansk and the Murmansk region.