Pussy Riot appeal hearing postponed after defence lawyer fired

A Russian court has postponed the band Pussy Riot's appeal hearing against their two-year sentence after a member of the trio fired their lawyer.

Yekaterina Samutsevich announced at the opening of hearing that she recused her three lawyers over an unspecified disagreement.

The hearing will now be held on October 10th.

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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.