Russian court upholds jail terms for two Pussy Riot protesters, frees third

A Russian appeal court on Wednesday upheld the two-year jail sentences handed down to two members of punk band Pussy Riot for a protest against Vladimir Putin in a cathedral but freed a third member by suspending her sentence.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Maria Alyokhina, 24, were found guilty of vandalism motivated by racial hatred after a