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UPDATE: Missing Members of Pussy Riot Found

Arrived safely in Moscow

Yesterday reports emerged online that two members of the Russian protest-rock group Pussy Riot went missing somewhere in the Ukranian peninsula of Crimea.

It was first reported by Radio Free Europe, lead singer Maria Alyokhina and two other Pussy Riot members, Olga Borisova and Aleksandr “Sasha” Sofeyev, were detained in different parts of Simferopol and taken to a local medical office for tests. Nobody is clear what tests were performed or why, as a lot of information is still undisclosed to the public. The threesome was later released.

According to the latest update on Twitter, Borisova and Sofeyev have since been found. They would return to Moscow safely after having been detained “several times.”

It is still unknown why Borisova and Sofeyev were detained and tested, however, according to an on-call correspondent with Radio Free Europe, Alyokhina was also detained a second time, a day after her initial release. The incident occurred at a local cafe, where she was seen talking with Aleksei Yefremov, a 27-year-old activist before they were confronted by several men in traditional Cossack uniforms proclaiming themselves “Crimea’s self-defense.”

Human rights activists confirmed she was then brought to a police station for questioning about the incident at the cafe, and not the trio’s plans to stage a protest on the Ukrainian peninsula in support of Crimean film director Oleg Sentsov.

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