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Pussy Riot members detained in Sochi by Russian police

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Pussy Riot members detained in Sochi by Russian police

<p>Two members of the protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were detained by law enforcement authorities on Tuesday in Sochi, where Russia is holding the Winter Olympics, the activists said on Twitter.</p> <p>Alyokhina said they had been detained on suspicion of committing a crime but did not give details.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p>16го мы были задержаны на 7 часов, 17го мы 10 часов провели в ФСБ, а сегодня в автозаке едем, обвиняемые в КРАЖЕ.</p>— Надя Толокно (@tolokno) <a href="https://twitter.com/tolokno/statuses/435715850306592768">18 Février 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> <strong>We were detained for 7 hours, on the 17th we’ve spent 10 hours with the <span class="caps">FSB</span> (Russia’s Federal Security Service) and today we’re in a police van, accused of theft</strong></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p>При задержании применяли силу.</p>— Надя Толокно (@tolokno) <a href="https://twitter.com/tolokno/statuses/435719045485432832">18 Février 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> <strong>(During our arrest, policemen used force)</strong></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p>В момент задержания мы не проводили акции, мы шли по Сочи. ШЛИ.</p>— Надя Толокно (@tolokno) <a href="https://twitter.com/tolokno/statuses/435717942228303872">18 Février 2014</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> <strong>(At the moment of detention , we have not carried out the action, we walked along the Sochi. <span class="caps">WALKED</span>)</strong></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Маша Алехина, я и еще одна участница Pussy Riot едем в отдел полиции Блиново за нахождение в Сочи. <a href="http://t.co/bj8qpX7gMN">pic.twitter.com/bj8qpX7gMN</a></p>— Надя Толокно (@tolokno) <a href="https://twitter.com/tolokno/statuses/435715515831820288">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> <strong>Masha Alehina,another member of Pussy Riot and I on our way to the police department Blinovo, for being in Sochi</strong></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Внутри автозака <a href="http://t.co/rjukMd1PW4">pic.twitter.com/rjukMd1PW4</a></p>— Мария Алехина (@MashaAlekhina) <a href="https://twitter.com/MashaAlekhina/statuses/435716277676806144">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> <strong>Inside of a police wagon</strong></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Затолкали силой в автозак <a href="http://t.co/VpcGDmyHTZ">pic.twitter.com/VpcGDmyHTZ</a></p>— Мария Алехина (@MashaAlekhina) <a href="https://twitter.com/MashaAlekhina/statuses/435713548413857792">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br /> <strong>We’ve been jostled into a police wagon</strong></p> <span class="caps">REUTERS</span>