The Pussy riot members who have ended up behind the bars for using religiously motivated hatred and hostile lyrics are set to be freed from the prison after the amendment of law in Russia. Nadya Tolokonnikova, 24 and Maria Alekhina, 25 who are in jail have to serve three less months in prison than ordered.

Recently a new law has been passed in Russia that anybody who has not committed any violent crimes,  first time offenders, minors and woman who have small kids can be shown leniency and imprisonment can be reduced accordingly.  According to this law the two band members will be released three months prior to the scheduled time. Interestingly the authorities and the Government refused the release of these pussy riot members even after a huge outrage an cry in all over the world.

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The girls were arrested on February 21, 2012 along with another band member Yekaterina Samutsevich when they performed Punk Prayer: Mother of God Drive Putin Away. The performance was going on in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in the capital Moscow. However they were immediately arrested for the words used. The another Pussy riot member Yekaterian proved her point during the investigation and later freed. However Nadya and Maria were sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment.

The case became a huge issue in global platform. The whole world tried to send the message that the girls should be freed but no diiference was done to the Pussy riot members. The president Putin also made comment and cleared that the women should not have indulged in this kind of act and also made clear that he never felt sorry for the girls.

The girls made plenty of agitations inside the prison and Maria pushed on for hunger strike. Nadya wrote a letter complaining about the ill treatment made towards the prisoners. However nothing much changed even after that.

With the new law, the girls will be freed again but the freedom of speech will be restored in Russia or not is still unsure.

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