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Pussy Riot member Samutsevich retains new attorneys

17:30 03/10/2012

MOSCOW, October 3 - RAPSI. Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich has retained two new attorneys, the Moscow City Court told RAPSI Wednesday.

Farid Murtazin and Irina Khrunova have already shown warrants entitling them to represent Samutsevich, according to the court's press service.

Murtazin is now defending a suspect in the May 6 riots case and Khrunova is known to have represented the aggrieved parties in the trial of police officer Denis Yevsyukov, who went on a shooting spree in a Moscow supermarket in 2009, killing two. Both lawyers have started to examine the case materials.

Earlier, Samutsevich refused to further use the services of attorney Violetta Volkova.

The appeal of Pussy Riot's sentence will be heard on October 10.

In late February, five young women wearing brightly colored balaclavas walked up to the altar of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral and performed a punk-style prayer. Shortly thereafter, an edited video of the performance that was uploaded onto the Internet incited a public outcry.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich were convicted of hooliganism and sentenced on August 17 to two years in prison.

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Pussy Riot member Samutsevich retains new attorneys

17:30 03/10/2012 Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich has retained two new attorneys. Farid Murtazin and Irina Khrunova have shown warrants entitling them to represent Samutsevich in court.
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