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12/23/2013 05:44 am ET | Updated Feb 22, 2014

Pussy Riot Members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova And Maria Alyokhina, Freed From Jail In Russia Under Amnesty Deal

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KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was freed from prison on Monday under an amnesty that allowed for her early release from a two-year sentence for a protest in a church against President Vladimir Putin.

Tolokonnikova shouted "Russia without Putin" after she was freed from a prison in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Bandmate Maria Alyokhina was released from a different jail hours earlier an dismissed the amnesty as a propaganda stunt.

(Reporting by Maria Vasilyeva in Krasnoyarsk and Alissa de Carbonnel in Moscow; Writing by Steve Gutterman)

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