Yekaterina Samutsevich in crowd of press and supporters
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Freed Pussy Riot member mobbed on leaving Moscow court

A Moscow court has freed one of the convicted women from the punk band Pussy Riot, but upheld two-year jail terms for the other two.

In August they were jailed for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow's main cathedral, Christ the Saviour.

The judges on Wednesday accepted the argument of Yekaterina Samutsevich's lawyer - that she had been thrown out of the cathedral by guards before she could remove her guitar from its case for the band's "punk prayer".

  • 10 Oct 2012
  • From the section Europe
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