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Iraqi gunmen kill two journalists in TV station takeover

Security forces have launched an assault to retake station and free 15 employees

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Pussy Riot band members freed in Russia under amnesty

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

A file picture taken on October 10, 2012, shows two jailed members of the all-girl punk band ‘Pussy Riot,’ (L-R) Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, sitting in a glass-walled cage in a court in Moscow.2013 AFP

December 23, 2013 1:00AM ET
Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova freed under recently passed Russian amnesty law

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, walked from jail Monday under an amnesty allowing their early release from a two-year sentence for a protest in a church against President Vladimir Putin.

Tolokonnikova shouted “Russia without Putin” after she was freed from a prison in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

Bandmate Alyokhina was released from a different jail hours earlier an dismissed the amnesty as a propaganda stunt.
“I do not think it is a humanitarian act,” Alyokhina said of the amnesty in comments to Russian internet and TV channel Dozhd. “I think it is a PR stunt.”

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