Dec 23, 2013

Mary Alekhine was released

Participant punk band Pussy Riot Mary Alekhine convicted of hooliganism in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, was set free. Previously, she and her workmate in the group Hope Tolokonnikova came under a presidential amnesty. According to a law enforcement source, Tolokonnikova were released from prison in Saransk at 11:00 Moscow time, but so far we only know that it will be released "later".

That Alekhine started freedom, said her lawyer, Peter Zaikin:

Maria Alekhine was set free. All documents are prepared and signed.

Currently she is actively communicating with the press.

Recall that in February 2012, four members of the band Pussy Riot staged a "punk prayer" in Christ the Savior Cathedral. Under the court were three girls: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria and Ekaterina Samutsevich Alekhine.

In August 2012 Khamovnichesky Court sentenced them to two years in prison each common mode. October 10 last year, Catherine Samutsevich court changed to a suspended sentence. In total, Tolokonnikova and Alekhine were detained for one and a half years, not counting the pre-trial detention, Samutsevich - three months.

Performance Pussy Riot caused a wide resonance around the world. Participating groups were included in the list of "100 thinkers of the Year", a petition on their behalf signed Paul McCartney, Madonna, Adele, Sir Elton John, Patti Smith, the group U2, Franz Ferdinand, Scissor Sisters, Coldplay and many others. Hope Tolokonnikova recognized as "Woman of the Year" by the magazine Le Figaro, a film about the band was short-list "Oscar" nominees.