October 10, 2012

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Pussy Riot Member Freed From Jail

NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA
NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA

An appeals court in Moscow freed one of the three imprisoned members of Pussy Riot. Yekaterina Samutsevich was released after the three-judge panel ruled that she had not been a full participant in the group's February anti-Putin protest in a Moscow church. The other two imprisoned Pussy Riot members, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were ordered to serve the remainder of their two-year sentences in a prison colony.

Samutsevich's release was based on the fact that she was kicked out of the cathedral before the protest began, and therefore was unable to engage in the "aggressive movements" of the others.

In case you're not up to date, here's Fuse's primer on the Pussy Riot situation

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