Member of Pussy Riot is freed from jail

Wednesday October 10, 2012

Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich has had her two-year jail term suspended.

The three jailed members of the band had spoken out at their appeal about their action being political rather than anti-religious.

However, the remaining two jailed members, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have had their two-year sentence upheld.

Other band members cheered and hugged one another upon the announcement of Yekaterina's release, but insist that their anti-Kremlin protest did not defy any legal bondaries.

Maria said: "We're all innocent... the verdict should be overturned. The Russian justice system looks discredited".

Image: © Getty

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