Jailed Pussy Riot members are released under amnesty

Tue, 24 Dec 2013

RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Krasnoyarsk : Russia on Monday released the two jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot whose imprisonment prompted a wave of global outrage, with both women immediately vowing to fight injustice in Russian prisons. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were freed two months early under a Kremlin-backed amnesty after serving most of their two-year sentences but slammed the amnesty as just a publicity stunt before the Olympic Games Russia is hosting in February. Read the full story here.