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Lawyer describes Alyokhina’s plan: Pussy Riot activist flees Russia

Lawyer describes Alyokhina’s plan
Pussy Riot activist flees Russia

After a protest against President Putin, Maria Alyokhina was sentenced to two years in a prison camp in 2012. Long after that, she continued to be under police surveillance. Despite this, she manages to escape from Russia, says her lawyer – and even explains how she did it.

According to her lawyer, the activist of the punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, has left Russia via an unknown route despite police surveillance. Alyokhina is no longer on Russian territory, said her lawyer Daniil Berman, according to the Interfax agency. According to unconfirmed reports, she is said to have left her place of residence in a courier service uniform. Her current whereabouts are unknown.

Alyokhina has repeatedly come into conflict with the Russian judiciary. In connection with calls for demonstrations for the imprisoned Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny, she was sentenced to one year of imprisonment in September last year. She was not allowed to leave her apartment at night. Since the beginning of the year, she has been picked up several times by the security authorities on various allegations.

Alyokhina was sentenced to two years in a prison camp in 2012 with her bandmate Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. She had protested against President Vladimir Putin in a church.

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