Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alekhina
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Pussy Riot members jailed for two years

Three members of a Russian punk band have been sentenced to two years in prison in a case that has attracted international condemnation.

The women in the band Pussy Riot, were arrested after staging a protest song in Moscow's main cathedral, criticising the church and Vladimir Putin.

The judge convicted them for hooliganism and blasphemy.

There have been protests in cities around the world against the women's sentences but in Russia opinion is more divided.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 17 Aug 2012
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