Pussy Riot members detained in Sochi

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IOL pic feb18 pussy riot members file Reuters Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (right) and Maria Alyokhina, of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot, have been detained in Sochi, according to reports. File picture: Edgar Su

Moscow - Two members of the protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were detained by law enforcement authorities on Tuesday in Sochi, where Russia is holding the Winter Olympics, the activists said on Twitter.

Alyokhina said they had been detained on suspicion of committing a crime but did not give details. - Reuters


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