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Freed Greenpeace activists arrive home

Twenty-five activists have now left Russia after prisoner amnesty led to the dropping of charges.

Last updated: 27 Dec 2013 23:30
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The "Arctic 30" faced the possibility of seven years in prison after attempting to board a Russian oil platform, but a recently approved amnesty law resulted in all charges being dropped.

The freed activists were relieved to be home, as they described being held in cold, rat-infested Russian cells for weeks.

Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from London.

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