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Russian Court Rejects Pussy Riot Member Appeal

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian court has rejected a request to release an imprisoned member of the Pussy Riot band. Maria Alyokhina asked the court on Wednesday to defer her two-year sentence until her young son turns 14. Judges rejected the petition, saying the child’s age was already taken into account during the sentencing. Alyokhina was convicted last […]

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Russian PM: Pussy Riot Should be Freed

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says he believes the two members of the punk band Pussy Riot should be released from prison. RIA Novosti news agency quotes Mr. Medvedev Friday as saying it was not “right” for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyoknina to serve prison sentences, adding that they had “already been in jail long […]

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Punk Band: 2 Wanted Band Members Flee Russia to Avoid Arrest

Posted August 26th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Russian punk band Pussy Riot says two members wanted by Russian authorities have fled the country to escape arrest. The feminist band tweeted on Sunday that two band mates were currently “recruiting foreign feminists to prepare for new actions.” Pussy Riot’s three other band members were convicted earlier this month on charges of “hooliganism” […]

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