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Russian Court upholds ban on 'extremist' Pussy Riot videos

Headline Title:  Russian Court upholds ban on 'extremist' Pussy Riot videos 31 January 2013 A Russian court's decision to uphold a ban on 'extremist' videos of Pussy Riot's protest performance in a Moscow cathedral last year, highlights the escalating clampdown on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.The Moscow City Court on Wednesday rejected the appeal by band member Ekaterina Samutsevich and upheld the ruling of a lower court in November, banning the videos under vaguely defined counter-extremist legislation."The increasing use of loosely-worded…

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