Amnesty in Putin’s Russia Is ‘A Hoax’ Says Pussy Riot Upon Release – 23 December 2013

common-dreams‘If I had a chance to turn it down, I would have done it, no doubt about that,’ says one. ‘This is not an amnesty. This is a hoax.’

– Jon Queally, staff writer
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, two members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, were released from prison Monday following the passage of an amnesty law in the country that was signed by President Vladimir Putin last week.

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