Imprisoned Pussy Riot Members Appeal Sentences

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Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in hopes their two-year prison sentences will be overturned.

Both women claim they were unfairly punished for performing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow church last year, the Australian Associated Press reports.

This latest legal move on the part of the Pussy Riot members is supported by the country’s Human Rights Commissioner Vladimir Lukin.

Both women are due to be released in March of 2014.

Meanwhile, a few days ago Tolokonnikova’s husband Pyotr Verzilov finally got to see her after being unable to see or speak to her for over three weeks. Ten hours after the couple spoke Verzilov did an interview with Aljazeera America.

Check out the TV interview:

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