Putin: Pussy Riot, Greenpeace 30 and Khodorkovsky to go free

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Two jailed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot will be freed and 30 members of Greenpeace will be released without a trial, under an amnesty to mark the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution. The Russian parliament has approved the declaration and President Vladimir Putin confirmed at an annual press conference that they would be released, although the date is not set.

After the press conference Putin said that ex-Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky has submitted his petition for pardon, and “a relevant executive order will be signed soon,” according to the official state website Kremlin.ru.

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