Pussy Riot to be freed under Amnesty

Vor ein paar Stunden war’s noch ein Gerücht, jetzt kommen gleich mehrere Meldungen rein: Putin hat Pussy Riot (Maria Alyokhina und Nadezhda Tolokonnikova) und den Greenpeace-Aktivisten Amnestie gewährt und die Damen kommen schon bald frei. Ist natürlich PR-Arbeit vor den Winterspielen, während denen Pussy Riot endlich wieder jede Menge Krach machen werden. [update] @Quästor merkt richtig an: „Die Haft endet regulär im März […]. Nebelkerze.“

The members of the Pussy Riot punk band, Greenpeace activists and protesters jailed after the May 2012 Bolotnaya demonstration will be freed in an amnesty dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution, Russian media report.

A Total of 25,000 people Will be freed Under the Amnesty Initiated by President Putin, Interfax cited Vladimir Vasilyev, Deputy speaker of Parliament, as saying. “Around 1,300 people will be released from prison, and 17,500 people will be relieved of non-custodial sentences. In addition, Criminal proceedings Against Nearly 6,000 can be terminated, ” Vasilyev Said.

Several Russian Media Outlets Including Izvestia and Vedomosti Newspapers have Obtained A Copy of the draft Amnesty, Which WAS Submitted to the Parliament by President Vladimir Putin on Monday. According to the papers, the participants in such high-profile cases as the Pussy Riot Cathedral protest, Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise boarding of an oil rig and the Bolotnaya Square riots will all be granted amnesty.

Russian Times: Leaked: Pussy Riot, Greenpeace activists will be freed under amnesty
IBT: Pussy Riot Members, Greenpeace Campaigners To Be Freed Under Putin’s Amnesty: Russian Media