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 hearing delayed after defence lawyer 'fired'

The appeal hearing of Russia punk band Pussy Riot has been delayed after one of the trio jailed for staging an anti-Kremlin protest fired her lawyer.

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports that Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30, rejected the services of her lawyer because of a "difference of opinion".

There is currently a break and the judges have left the courtroom.

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