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Pussy Riot found guilty for stunt against Putin

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Aug. 17, 2012, 3:49 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Associated Press


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MOSCOW — Police have rounded up pro-Pussy Riot protesters, including former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, and leftist opposition group leader Sergei Udaltsov.

Hundreds of Pussy Riot supporters had filled a narrow street where the court is located, chanting "Russia without Putin!" amid heavy police presence.

A Russian judge found three members of the provocative punk band guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in one of the most closely watched cases in recent Russian history.

The judge is still in the middle of reading a synopsis and a sentence could be handed down at any time.

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