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Russian punk rocker freed; two others remain in prison

MOSCOW — One of the members of a feminist punk group convicted of hooliganism for storming into a cathedral and singing a protest song, unexpectedly won her freedom on appeal Wednesday. Two other band members had their sentences upheld and must serve two years in a prison camp.

Their case has won worldwide notoriety, with calls for their release from rock stars and political figures. Their target was President Vladimir Putin, who said last week that their sentences were just.

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