Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot, are being questioned by the Adler police in connection with a theft in a hotel where they live, the Sochi police said.
"In connection with the recent questions about citizens Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, and also other citizens who are being questioned by the Adler police, we are reporting that they are being questioned in connection with a report from the hotel where they are staying regarding a theft incident in the hotel. Besides Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, all citizens who are staying in this hotel are being questioned," a report obtained by Interfax says.
In February 2012, five members of the Pussy Riot group staged what they called a punk prayer in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. A video of the event was posted on the Internet. Later the police detained three participants in the action - Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich.
In August 2012 a district court sentenced them to two years of confinement for hooliganism. In October 2012, the Moscow city court changed the punishment of Samutsevich to a suspended sentence and released her but upheld the sentences of Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova. The women were amnestied in late 2013. They would have walked free in March 2014.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who became famous as members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, have been detained in Sochi, near the port, according to a message posted by Tolokonnikova on her Twitter account. Read more>>>