Charges reduced for Peter Willcox, Greenpeace activist from Norwalk being held in Russia
NORWALK - Russia has reduced the charges filed against a group of Greenpeace activists, including a Norwalk man, that was arrested last month.
Peter Willcox and 30 others were arrested while allegedly trying to place a banner on an oil rig in Russian waters.
Russian officials say they have dropped piracy charges and instead are accusing the group of hooliganism.
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The lesser charge usually comes with a fine or two weeks in prison.