SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot have been released after being detained by police in Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics.
No charges were filed against Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, who were held along with several other people near the city's ferry terminal, a popular area for fans celebrating the Olympics.
Seven other people who were detained with them also were released Tuesday.
Police said they were being questioned in connection with a theft at the hotel where they were staying.
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