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Pussy Riot Members Not Likely To Get Amnesty

The two incarcerated members of Pussy Riot are not likely to get amnesty, The Guardian reports.

An amnesty bill expected to be passed by the Russian parliament in the next week or so is not expected to apply to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina.

The two members of the group are serving a two-year prison sentence for ‘hooliganism’ for the “punk prayer” protest against Putin in Russia’s main cathedral in February 2012.

The Russian prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev said today on Russian television that Russians were “not inclined” to grant amnesty to those who had committed violent crimes and “crimes against society including hooliganism.”

Both members of Pussy Riot are due for release in March of 2014.

For more, head to The Guardian.

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