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Pussy Riot Trial: U.S. Says Sentences Appear 'Disproportionate'

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People holding images of Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen through a mask during a demonstration of supporters of the punk band Pussy Riot in front of the Russian delegation in Brussels Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) | AP


MOSCOW, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The United States Embassy in Russia criticised the two-year sentences handed down by a Russian court to three women whod staged an anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow's main cathedral, saying the punishment seemed "disproportionate".

"Today's sentence in the Pussy Riot case looks disproportionate to the actions," the U.S. Embassy in Russia wrote on its Twitter microblog in Russian.

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