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Pussy Riot members call on Western countries to boycott Russia Olympics

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 - 4:36pm IST | Agency: ANI

A member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot has called for foreign countries to boycott Winter Olympics in Russia.

Hours after she was freed from jail, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova dismissed the amnesty law that set her free, saying it was a 'cosmetic measure'. She and Maria Alyokhina, who was also freed, said the prison system needed wider reform and promised to continue anti-government action, the BBC reports.

Tolokonnikova called on Western governments to boycott the Sochi Games, for honesty. Rights groups have already campaigned for a boycott of the Sochi Games after Russia passed a law forbidding 'propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors', the report added.


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