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Pussy Riot Appeal Postponed

A Russian court has adjourned to October 10 the appeal of three female members of the punk band Pussy Riot against their two-year prison-camp sentence. Their supporters and Orthodox believers gathered outside the court building during the trial, while members of the Kazaki musical group were detained.

Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in court.
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Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in court.

Orthodox believers gather outside the court building during the hearing. The Pussy Riot members were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" for their performance in Moscow's Orthodox cathedral.
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Orthodox believers gather outside the court building during the hearing. The Pussy Riot members were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" for their performance in Moscow's Orthodox cathedral.

Orthodox believers gather outside the court building during the October 1 hearing.
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Orthodox believers gather outside the court building during the October 1 hearing.

An activist holds a poster during in support of the three jailed members of Pussy Riot.
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An activist holds a poster during in support of the three jailed members of Pussy Riot.

A Pussy Riot protester near the court building
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A Pussy Riot protester near the court building

Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina (left) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass-walled cage before a court hearing in Moscow on October 1.
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Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina (left) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass-walled cage before a court hearing in Moscow on October 1.

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