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Russia urged to release ‘Pussy Riot’ group as court prolongs detention

Headline Title:  Russia urged to release ‘Pussy Riot’ group 20 July 2012 A court in Moscow has ruled that three members of the female punk group Pussy Riot must remain in custody for six months after singing a protest song in Moscow's main Orthodox church, prompting Amnesty International to reiterate its call for their immediate release.Maria Alekhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who are accused of “hooliganism on the grounds of religious hatred”, face possible prison sentences of up to seven years.“These three activists have now been behind bars for months,awaiting…

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