Russian PM Hints Planned Amnesty Won't Include Political Prisoners

Said amnesty couldn't be of unpopular people


Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others widely referred to as political prisoners will not be freed in Russia's upcoming amnesty.

The bill granting long-awaited amnesty for thousands of Russian prisoners is expected to be sent to the Russian parliament in the coming days. But the parliament and President Vladimir Putin have yet to fine-tune its details, determining who will be covered by the biggest amnesty in 20 year