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Pussy Riot Members Released from Sochi Jail

 
Pussy Riot Members Released from Sochi Jail
Posted February 18th, 2014 @ 5:25pm

Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot were released from a Sochi jail today after being detained briefly after authorities arrested them for suspected involvement in a theft at their hotel. 

After refusing to answer questions without their lawyer present, nband members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were "put to the floor and beaten and physical force was used to them," according to Tolokonnikova's husband, Petr Verzilov.

The two Pussy Riot members were on The Colbert Report recently discussing their run-ins with the Russian law:

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