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'Jail will not stop more Pussy Riot protests'


When three members of the Russian band Pussy Riot were jailed in August for staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest, there was an international outcry.

They were found guilty of hooliganism for staging an illegal performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Pyotr Verzilov, the husband of one of the jailed activists, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova told HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi his wife would resume her protests when she was released from prison even at the risk of being locked up again.

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