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This trial should have never taken place, the human rights watchdog’s
press secretary for Europe and Central Asia Lydia Aroyo said in a
statement that reached Interfax on Monday.

Three Pussy Riot girls are standing trial for their legal protest,
not for a crime, and therefore must be immediately released, the
statement says.

They dared challenge the two pillars of the Russian establishment –
the Kremlin and the Orthodox Church, Aroyo said, adding that even though
many people found their action insulting, a potential seven-year prison
sentenced for hooliganism is completely inappropriate.

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