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Pussy Riot arrest: Members released after suspicion of hotel theft

Pussy Riot arrest: Members released after suspicion of hotel theft.
Pussy Riot arrest: Members released after suspicion of hotel theft.
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Pussy Riot arrest in Sochi on suspicion of hotel theft. Two members of the Russian punk band were detained and questioned in Sochi. According to CNN on Feb. 18, they were held in connection with a theft at the Hotel Adler.

Earlier in the day, band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were meeting with journalists when police detained them...

Pussy Riot arrest is probably the biggest break ion the calm of the 2012 Winter Olympics so far. It was long-rumored that the games would likely be disrupted for some reason.

Their lawyer claimed that the Pussy Riot arrest involved two members of the band being "put to the floor and beaten and physical force" when they refused to be questioned by police. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova tweeted about the incident and claimed that a complaint would be filed.

The band members and their entourage were stopped while walking down the street. They were taken away for questioning as police suspected them in a theft that occurred at the hotel where they were staying.

Tolokonnikova and band mate Maria Alyokhina were released after spending two years in prison just before the Olympics began. Another member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was released in 2012.

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