Participant of the punk band Pussy Riot Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was set free under an amnesty and had already left the territory of one of the GU FSIN hospitals in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, where he was serving sentence. A few hours earlier, was released another participant Pussy Riot - Maria Alekhine, who is serving a sentence in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
"I'm going to do human rights work. First of all I will defend the interests of those people who were in custody, with whom I had to spend a period in the colonies ", - said Nadezhda Tolokonnikova free.
amnesty decision Hope Tolokonnikova was signed today by the prosecutor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Ms. Tolokonnikova already left hospital №1 (KTB-1) GU FSIN in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. At the gate to meet her husband Pyotr Verzilov, who in recent days was in Krasnoyarsk, and many journalists. "The reason was that the article" Hooliganism "falls under the amnesty terms," - told "Kommersant" in the prosecutor's office in Krasnoyarsk. Ms Tolokonnikova said that after her release, she intends to go to Moscow.
A few hoursE was previously released under the amnesty is another member of the punk band Pussy Riot - is serving his sentence in the Nizhny Novgorod colony Maria Alekhine. According to her lawyer Pyotr Zaikin, at eight o'clock in the morning he was summoned to the colony, where his presence defendant Alekhine reported release. "Approximately at 9:10 am Moscow time, Masha (Maria Alekhine, -" b ") came out of the colony," - said the agency "Interfax-Volga" Peter Verzilov.
On Freedom of Mary Alekhine she said it was ready to be in prison until the end of their sentences. "If the amnesty was not wearing a writ of character, I would not have got out of prison until the end of time", - said Ms. Alekhine.
December 12 reported that Ms. Alekhine could refuse to release under an amnesty marking the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution. This was said in his microblog on Twitter, Mr. Verzilov. As explained, "Masha Alekhine worried that because of the amnesty to release her early, and she did not have time to complete the analysis of industrial relations in the camp." Then Commissioner for Human Rights in the Nizhny Novgorod region Vasily Olnev, commenting on this information, stressed that Mary Alekhine would have to be released if the fall under the amnesty: "You can not not go."
Recall that in February 2012, five girls from the group Pussy Riot staged in the "punk prayer" in Christ the Savior Cathedral Moscow (video with the speech was posted on the Internet, but later recognized as extremist and banned). Police later detained three participants of the action - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhine and Ekaterina Samutsevich. In August 2012 Khamovniki court sentenced all three to two years in a penal colony for hooliganism. Later, the Moscow City Court changed the sentence to a conditional Ekaterina Samutsevich.