Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were released two months early under a Kremlin-backed amnesty after serving most of their two-year sentences. They immediately slammed the measure as a publicity stunt before the Olympic Games Russia will host in February.
Pussy Riot Women Vow To Fight On After Release
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December 23, 2013

Via AFP:

The two jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, whose imprisonment prompted a wave of global outrage, walked free on Monday and immediately vowed to fight injustice in Russian prisons.

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were released two months early under a Kremlin-backed amnesty after serving most of their two-year sentences.

They immediately slammed the measure as a publicity stunt before the Olympic Games Russia will host in February.

"I don't think the amnesty is a humanitarian act, I think it's a PR stunt," the 25-year-old Alyokhina said.

The pair, who ...

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