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Pussy Riot Members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova And Maria Alyokhina, Freed From Jail In Russia Under Amnesty Deal

A picture taken on April 26, 2013, shows one of the jailed members of the all-girl punk band 'Pussy Riot,' Nadezhda Tolokonni
A picture taken on April 26, 2013, shows one of the jailed members of the all-girl punk band 'Pussy Riot,' Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, standing in the defendant's cage in a court in the town of Zubova Polyana, in the Republic of Mordovia. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova declared today a hunger strike to protest what she described as conditions of slave labour and threats of death at her Russian prison camp. AFP PHOTO / MAKSIM BLINOV (Photo credit should read MAKSIM BLINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was freed from prison on Monday under an amnesty that allowed for her 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 Maria Alyokhina was released from a different jail hours earlier an dismissed the amnesty as a propaganda stunt.

(Reporting by Maria Vasilyeva in Krasnoyarsk and Alissa de Carbonnel in Moscow; Writing by Steve Gutterman)

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