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Pussy Riot member’s plea to defer prison term rejected

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-01-16

A Russian court on Wednesday rejected Pussy Riot band member Maria Alyokhina’s plea to defer her prison sentence until after her 5-year-old son reaches adolescence, despite fears the child will be irrevocably harmed by her absence.

A Russian court has turned down the attempt by an imprisoned member of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band to defer serving her sentence until her pre-school son becomes a teenager.

Maria Alekhina on Wednesday asked the court to let her serve the rest of her two-year sentence after her 5-year-old son turns 14, arguing that separation from her child now will do irreparable psychological damage.

She was convicted last year along with two other band members of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for an anti-President Vladimir Putin stunt in Russia’s main cathedral. One of the women had her sentence suspended on appeal.

Judge Galina Yefremova rejected the petition, saying the court that sentenced Alekhina had already taken the child’s existence into account.
 

(AP)

Date created : 2013-01-16

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