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

08/17/2012 10:34 am ET | Updated Oct 17, 2012

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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