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Second member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot freed in amnesty

Published on Dec 23, 2013 7:06 PM
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Two jailed members of the all-girl punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina (left) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, sit in a glass-walled cage in a court in Moscow on Oct 10, 2012. Tolokonnikova was freed from prison on Monday, Dec 23, 2013, under an amnesty that allowed for her early release from a two-year sentence for a protest in a church against President Vladimir Putin. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

KRASNOYARSK, Russia (REUTERS) - Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was freed from prison on Monday under an amnesty that allowed for her early release from a two-year sentence for a protest in a church against President Vladimir Putin.

Tolokonnikova shouted "Russia without Putin" after she was freed from a prison in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

Bandmate Maria Alyokhina was released from a different jail hours earlier an dismissed the amnesty as a propaganda stunt.