Russia

Russian Prime Minister Wants Pussy Riot Members Free

Dmitry Medvedev thinks the women have been behind bars long enough

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Russia's prime minister says the women in the Pussy Riot punk band serving two-year prison sentences should be set free.

Three members of the band were convicted on hooliganism charges in August for performing a "punk prayer" at Moscow's main cathedral, in which they pleaded with the Virgin Mary for deliverance from President Vladimir Putin.