Sochi Olympics: Two Pussy Riot Members Back in Custody

The band members were arrested for an alleged theft

   

Sochi Olympics: Two Pussy Riot Members Back in Custody

Two members of Pussy Riot, a Russian band, were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly stealing from a hotel.

RUSSIA1 Sochi Olympics: Two Pussy Riot Members Back in CustodyMaria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were arrested in Sochi with several other people while walking down a road near the sea shore. The two band members had only been out of jail for a couple of months due to a amnesty by President Vladimir Putin. The band members claimed that they weren’t putting on any kind of demonstration when they were arrested and that several other people arrested with them were being questioned without lawyers, reports Reuters.

Pussy Riot member Tolokonnikova said that police used brutality in their questioning and that she was dragged across the floor by her face. She also said that her and Alyokhina were detained for seven hours on Sunday and 10 hours on Monday, Reuters notes.

“We were stopped in our hotel, told that somebody had stolen some money, but they detained us for being activists,” One of the people arrested with Pussy Riot told USA Today. “We did not protest, but they said we planned to.”

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