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Freed Pussy Riot member dismisses Putin's amnesty as 'PR stunt'

Source: Reuters - Mon, 23 Dec 2013 08:14 AM
Author: Reuters
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MOSCOW, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, dismissed a prison amnesty that led to her early release on Monday as a 'PR stunt' and said she would have refused to leave jail if that had been an option.

"I do not think it is a humanitarian act," Alyokhina said of the amnesty, which was initiated by President Vladimir Putin, in comments to Russian internet and TV channel Dozhd. "I think it is a PR stunt." (Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel; Writing by Steve Gutterman)

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