Pussy Riot's Yekaterina Samutsevich in the dock
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Pussy Riot case: One defendant freed in Russia

10 October 2012 Last updated at 12:15 BST

A Moscow court has freed one of the members of the punk band Pussy Riot, who were jailed in August for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow's main cathedral.

Earlier the trio spoke defiantly at the appeal hearing, saying their protest song was political and not anti-Church.

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg gave BBC World more details.