2013-04-08 11:46:00

Pussy Riot ruling could be softened - Moscow City Court chairman

Moscow, April 8, Interfax - Moscow City Court Chairman Olga Yegorova does not consider the Pussy Riot case politically motivated.

"It's too early to say if there is evidence of a crime there or not because I'm sure I will get a complaint from the lawyers. I can't say right now," she said in an interview aired on the program Central Television on NTV.

"It's in my power to soften their punishment," the judge said, adding that she does not rule out that this will be done.