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Russian court jails Pussy Riot for two years

Headline Title:  Russian court jails Pussy Riot for two years 17 August 2012 A Russian court's decision today to jail members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said today.Three members of the all-female group were convicted of “hooliganism on grounds of religious hatred” after they sang a protest song in Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral in February. The judge sentenced them to two years' imprisonment in a penal colony. The lawyers for the three said they were planning to appeal the decision. Amnesty…

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