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Two jailed Pussy Riot members may be freed under Putin amnesty

Jailed Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Two jailed Pussy Riot members could be freed early under a general amnesty backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, but anti-Kremlin ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is unlikely to benefit, according to a draft bill.

Wednesday, 11 December, 2013, 10:37pm

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26 Apr 2013 - 2:27am

Jailed Russian band member member suffering headaches, fatigue

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. Photo: AFP

One of the jailed members of Russian punk protest collective Pussy Riot has been moved to a prison with a hospital after suffering headaches and fatigue, her bandmate said in remarks broadcast on Friday.

1 Feb 2013 - 4:07pm

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Pussy Riot: the fact they were arrested, imprisoned and silenced should come as a wake-up call for other artists. The rest of us are lucky to live in countries where we can get away with that.

30 Dec 2012 - 3:33pm

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30 Nov 2012 - 4:21am

Russian court bans 'extremist' Pussy Riot video

Punk band Pussy Riot perform in Moscow's main Russian Orthodox cathedral. Photo: SCMP Pictires

A Russian court ruled on Thursday that video footage of the Pussy Riot punk group protesting against President Vladimir Putin in a church was “extremist” and should be removed from websites.

29 Nov 2012 - 8:49pm

Pussy Riot member moved to solitary cell

Pussy Riot band member Maria Alekhina. Photo: AP

One of the jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot has been moved into a solitary cell following tensions with other inmates, Russian prison officials said Friday.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:40am

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24 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Punk band got what they deserved, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Xinhua

President Vladimir Putin flatly rejected on Thursday Western criticism of the imprisonment of the Pussy Riot punk protest band, saying its three female members deserved their fate because they threatened the moral foundations of Russia.

26 Oct 2012 - 2:14pm

Pussy Riot punks arrive at prison camps

labour camp 14 in Zubovo-Polyansky District of Mordovia, about 440 km east of Moscow, where Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been taken. Photo: AFP

The jailed Pussy Riot punks, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have arrived at prison camps in remote Russian regions, a defence lawyer said on Wednesday.

“Tolokonnikova has arrived at corrective labour camp 14 in Mordovia and Alyokhina has arrived at camp 32 in Perm,” lawyer Violetta Volkova told the Interfax news agency.

24 Oct 2012 - 9:19pm

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Beirut gunfight raises fears war may spread

BEIRUT - Lebanese troops and gunmen exchanged fire in Beirut's southern suburbs yesterday, wounding five people and deepening a political crisis following the assassination of a senior intelligence official. The violence heightened fears that the civil war in neighbouring Syria could be spreading into Lebanon. Reuters

 

23 Oct 2012 - 4:26am

Two Pussy Riot members taken to Russian 'prison hell'

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass-walled cage in a court in Moscow on October 10. Photo: AFP

Two members of punk band Pussy Riot have been taken to remote Russian prison colonies notorious for their harsh conditions after a court this month upheld their two-year sentences, their lawyer said on Monday.

22 Oct 2012 - 5:40pm

Russian court frees one of three jailed Pussy Riot band members

Pussy Riot band member Yekaterina Samutsevich is hugged by supporters as she leaves the court yesterday. Photo: AFP

A Russian appeal court yesterday ordered the release of one of three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot sentenced to jail over a protest against President Vladimir Putin.

The court suspended the prison sentence of Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30.

But it ordered Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, to serve two years in a prison camp.

11 Oct 2012 - 12:28pm

Russia frees one Pussy Riot member, keeps two in jail

Pussy Riot members (from left) Maria Alekhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are held in Moscow court room on Wednesday. Photo: AP

A Russian appeals court on Wednesday ordered the release of one member of anti-Putin punk band Pussy Riot after giving her a suspended term but ordered two others serve two years in prison.

10 Oct 2012 - 7:38pm

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