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Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot were detained and released in Sochi today, allegedly for stealing money — a charge the two denied.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina walked out of the police station chanting a song about Russian President Vladimir Putin three hours after being detained while walking through downtown Sochi.

An attorney for the duo says the two were in total ignorance of what was going on.

The women spent two years in a Russian prison on a charge of "hooliganism" after performing a what they called a "punk" prayer in front of Moscow's main cathedral. Since their release under an amnesty bill in December, Tolokonnikova and Alekhina have spoken out internationally about human rights abuses in Russia.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti checks in with reporter Jessica Golloher, who is covering the story in Sochi.

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  • Jessica Golloher, journalist in Sochi.

This segment aired on February 18, 2014.

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