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One Pussy Riot member freed

A member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been freed by a Moscow court for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a Moscow cathedral, but two other members have had their two-year jail sentence upheld.

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Pussy Riot appeal to be heard in Russia court

Three band members of Pussy Riot were jailed in August for staging an anti-Kremlin protest Credit: Reuters

A Russian court is due to hear an appeal by three members of the punk band Pussy Riot, who were jailed for two years in August for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a Moscow cathedral.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30, were found guilty of "an act of hooliganism based on motives of religious hatred and enmity".

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