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Imprisoned Pussy Riot Band Members Released

World  (tags: Russia, Pussy Riot, justice, prison )

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Two members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who were serving two-year jail terms for their part in a performance critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, have been released from prison.

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Teresa W (782)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:53 am
good news

Past Member (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 9:35 am
Great's long overdue. Thx Freya

Bob hardly here P (394)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 4:54 am
good news thanks Freya

Jaime Alves (52)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 9:06 am

Amy L (112)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 9:12 am

Janis K (126)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 12:16 pm
About time, thanks for sharing

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 2:15 pm
The timing is interesting:

. (0)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 2:23 pm
these brave young moms have suffered horribly

Roger G (154)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 3:01 pm
noted, thanks

Janet R (38)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 5:03 pm
Great news, thanks and happy holidays to all.

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 6:24 pm
I'm thankful Putin let them out, whatever his reasoning. Thanks for the article.

Inge B (202)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:08 am
Great propaganda, Putin.


Shan D (49)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 2:09 am
It's good that they were released, but I'm still not watching the Olympics.

ewoud k (68)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 5:00 am
Political move.

Freeing people who shouldn't be in prison in the first place can only be seen as political propaganda.

But they're free, and let's say that that's all that counts right now.

The positive political effect of the olympics, but we'll have to see what happens after the games are over....

Marija M (29)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 5:59 am
good news, but I agree with Ewoud

Rehana V (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 10:20 am
Great! Free at last.

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:29 pm
Excellent news! Thank you, Freya. I signed petitions in their defense, along with so many others, and am very happy they're free.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 12:40 pm
Good news

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:10 pm
I wonder what will happen with them after the Olympics.

Isabelle J (81)
Wednesday December 25, 2013, 1:21 pm
Good news !

Louise D (44)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 2:20 am
They should never of been jailed in the first place. Putin using it for PR and trying to look nice, he is even stopped having killing journalists who knows what he will do next, I am going for a tour of show tunes. Pussy riot were guilty of breach of the peace with bad singing at worst, not the ridiculous sentence they got due to the stupidity of the Russian legal system.

Larry Lawton (2)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 5:21 pm
The Russian injustice system is unquestionably terrible. I am glad these women were released, whether it was a publicity stunt or for whatever reason. But American critics should get off their high horses and look closer to home, where the American injustice system is at least as terrible and brutal as the Russian system. Which country has more people in jail per capita? Hint, it is not Russia! Maybe if Obama could be motivated to follow Putin's lead, a few Americans who are unjustly and absurdly imprisoned could also receive amnesty.


Phil P (94)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 4:36 am
Good news but beware of Russians playing nice.
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