Pussy Riot singer Samutsevich's sentence upheld

The Russian Supreme Court has upheld the verdict handed down to Pussy Riot punk group singer Yekaterina Samutsevich, who got a two-year suspended sentence for staging a performance in the Christ the Savior Cathedral.

The Russian Supreme Court has upheld the verdict handed down to Pussy Riot punk group singer Yekaterina Samutsevich, who got a two-year suspended sentence for staging a performance in the Christ the Savior Cathedral.

"The complaint has been turned down," says a statement posted on the Supreme Court's website.

Samutsevich had sought a reversal of the verdict, passed by Moscow's Khamovnichesky Court.

Two Pussy Riot singers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were jailed for two years for staging a performance in the Christ the Savior Cathedral on February 21 2012.

Samutsevich got a suspended sentence.

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