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Russian Parliament Approves Amnesty Bill

NPR | Dec. 19, 2013 9:08 a.m.

Contributed By:

David Greene, Corey Flintoff

Members of the punk band Pussy Riot and a crew of Greenpeace environmentalists could walk free soonl. The amnesty is being granted to mark the 20th anniversary of Russia’s constitution, but it also seems to be an effort to buff up the country’s human-rights image before the Winter Olympics in February.

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