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Pussy Riot Members Detained Outside Courthouse Where Anti-Putin Protestors Were Being Sentenced

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were then detained a second time along with more than 400 others protesting a court's sentencing of eight anti-Putin activists.

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Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were among the approximately 200 arrested on Monday in Moscow.

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Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova smiles as she's surrounded by journalists and stands in front of a police line outside Zamoskvoretsky District Court.

The protest took place in front of a court where eight people were being sentenced for their involvement in a protest against Vladimir Putin that turned violent in 2012. Seven of the eight are now facing jail time with one receiving a suspended sentence.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and fellow Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina.

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Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina tweeted this photo from inside a police van with the caption reading "I still hear 'freedom.'"

Я все равно слышу "свободу".

Мария Алехина@MashaAlekhina

Я все равно слышу "свободу".

04:58 AM - 24 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Later on Monday, police detained around 420 people, including Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina, at a second protest against the court case, this time in central Moscow's Manezhnaya Square.

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