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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, December 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Maria Alyokhina, a member of the scandal Pussy Riot punk group, who was released from jail earlier this Monday under an amnesty, headed for the inter-regional public organization Committee against Tortures. She is in the organization’s headquarters, where she has a meeting with human rights activists, a source in the organization told Itar-Tass.
Alyokhina was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in August last year on hooliganism charges for the scandal punk "prayer" in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. She was granted amnesty and released from the prison on Monday morning. Her term was to expire in March 2014. The amnesty is declared to mark the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution.
December 18, lawyer Irina Khrunova said that Members of the Pussy Riot punk group Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina might be released by New Year's Eve.