Maria Alyokhina (C), jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, is escorted to a defendants' box before a court hearing in Nizhny Novgorod, September 26, 2013. Alyokhina, convicted of hooliganism ... more 
Maria Alyokhina (C), jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, is escorted to a defendants' box before a court hearing in Nizhny Novgorod, September 26, 2013. Alyokhina, convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for protesting in a Moscow cathedral, appeared in court on Thursday to appeal for the commution of her sentence, according to local media. REUTERS/Roman Yarovitsyn (RUSSIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) less 
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