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  • Russian court may defer Pussy Riot member sentence

    A member of feminist punk band Pussy Riot asked a Russian court on Wednesday to let her serve the rest of her two-year sentence when her 5-year-old son is a teenager, arguing that separation from her child now will do irreparable psychological damage.

  • Russian court turns down Pussy Riot appeal

    A Russian court on Wednesday turned down an attempt by an imprisoned Pussy Riot band member to defer serving her sentence for hooliganism until her preschool son becomes a teenager.

  • Jailed feminist punk band Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina is seen in a cell at a courtroom in Berezniki, about 1,500 km (940 miles) northeast of Moscow on Jan. 16, 2013. A Russian court on Wednesday turned down her attempt to defer serving her sentence until her preschool son becomes a teenager. Alekhina was convicted last year along with two other band members of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for an anti-President Vladimir Putin stunt in Russia's main cathedral. (Associated Press)

    Russian court rejects punk rocker's appeal

    A Russian court Wednesday turned down an attempt by an imprisoned punk rock band member to defer serving her sentence for hooliganism until her preschool son becomes a teenager.

  • Lawsuit against Madonna dismissed in Russia

    A Russian court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that sought millions of dollars in damages from Madonna for allegedly traumatizing minors by speaking up for gay rights during a concert in St. Petersburg.

  • The American singer Madonna performs in concert in St. Petersburg on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Olga Maltseva)

    Madonna: Lawsuit against singer dismissed in Russia

    A Russian court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that sought millions of dollars in damages from Madonna for allegedly traumatizing minors by speaking up for gay rights during a concert in St. Petersburg.

  • TRAPPED: Mikhail Khodorkovsky stands in a locked glass cage in the courtroom where a judge Thursday added six years to the prison term the oil tycoon is already serving. (Associated Press)

    West condemns longer prison term for Russian tycoon

    Western governments on Thursday condemned a Russian court's decision to extend the prison sentence for imprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a ruling widely viewed as flouting the rule of law and evincing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's political ambitions.

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