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Russian court leaves Pussy Riot singer behind bars

Headline Title:  Russian court leaves Pussy Riot singer behind bars 24 July 2013 A Russian appeal court decision to refuse parole to Maria Alekhina, one of the Pussy Riot punk group singers jailed for singing a protest song in an Orthodox cathedral is a further travesty of justice, Amnesty International said today. "This decision is a further confirmation that the Russian authorities are uncompromising in their suppression of freedom of expression," said Denis Krivosheev, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director. Today the Perm Regional Court upheld a previous decision to…

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