Russian court rejects Pussy Riot member appeal

Written by on January 17, 2013 in Europe, News, World - No comments

A Russian court has rejected a request to release an imprisoned member of the Pussy Riot band.

Maria Alyokhina asked the court on Wednesday to defer her two-year sentence until her young son turns 14.

Judges rejected the petition, saying the child’s age was already taken into account during the sentencing.

Alyokhina was convicted last year, along with two other bandmates, on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after a performance on the altar of a prominent church criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Source: VOANews.com

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