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Pussy Riot members freed in amnesty

PR STUNT?Maria Alekhina said she would have rejected the amnesty if that been an option, adding that she wants to focus on human rights, including the rights of prisoners

Reuters, KRASNOYARSK and NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia

Putin wants to send “a signal to society and the world that he feels secure and is not afraid,” Khodorkovsky said in an interview with the Russian magazine New Times.

The amnesty is also expected to enable 30 people arrested after a Greenpeace protest against oil drilling to avoid trial on hooliganism charges, removing another irritant in ties with the West.

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