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Pussy Riot members released after arrest in Sochi

Published on Feb 18, 2014 10:10 PM
 
Masked members of Pussy Riot leave a police station in Adler during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Feb 18, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SOCHI, Russia (AFP) - The two best known members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot were released on Tuesday from a police station after their arrest earlier in Sochi, host city of the Winter Olympics, an AFP correspondent said.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina walked free after being questioned about an alleged theft from a hotel.

The half a dozen others arrested with them have also been allowed to go free.