Russia

Pussy Riot Member Loses New Bid for Parole

Sentenced to two years in prison

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Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina has lost a new bid for parole from her two-year prison sentence in Russia.

She had appealed to a regional court in Perm, in the Ural Mountains, after a district court denied the request.

Alyokhina, who has a young son, has served more than a year of her sentence for breaching public order during a protest in a Moscow cathedral.

Another member of the punk group remains in prison, while a third had her sentence suspended last year.