Saturday, August 03, 2013

Pussy Riot May Go Free Under Amnesty | The St. Petersburg Times | The leading English-language newspaper in St. Petersburg

Pussy Riot May Go Free Under Amnesty | The St. Petersburg Times | The leading English-language newspaper in St. Petersburg

The Pussy Riot rockers jailed for performing an anti-Putin song in a cathedral might be pardoned by the president under a general amnesty this year.
The Kremlin human rights council has created a working group to identify inmates to be pardoned by President Vladimir Putin to mark 20 years of the Russian Constitution, Izvestia reported Thursday.
The working group will focus on pardoning pregnant women, women with young children, the disabled and the elderly, the report said, citing working group member Maria Kannabikh. People convicted of serious crimes will not be considered. 



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