Moscow court frees 1 of 3 Pussy Riot members - Article Photos 13/17

CORRECTS IDENTITY TO MARIA ALEKHINA Feminist punk group Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina sits in a glass cage at a court room in in Moscow, Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012. Three members of the punk band Pussy Riot are set to make their case before a Russian appeals court that they should not be imprisoned for their irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin. Their impromptu performance inside Moscow's main cathedral in February came shortly before Putin was elected to a third term. The three women were convicted in August of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in prison. As the hearing began Monday, Oct. 1, band member Yekaterina Samutsevich unexpectedly announced that she has fired her three lawyers over an unspecified disagreement. Samutsevich said she had found another lawyer but had not yet signed a contract. Her fellow band members said they supported Samutsevich's choice but would still retain the services of their lawyers. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)