Although there is still no official confirmation, Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina may be facing an early release from jail following Russian President Vladimir Putin's new Amnesty bill that refers to the release of women with children and non-violent offenders.

A source from NPR cites "Kremlin-friendly daily Izvestia" when breaking the news, adding that the release should coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution, celebrated this Thursday December 12th.

Third Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich - whose sentenced was suspended - could also be pardoned, along with Greenpeace members that were incarcerated following their protest against oil dripping in the Arctic: "Around 1,300 people will be released from prison, and 17,500 people will be relieved of non-custodial sentences," says house deputy speaker Vladimir Vasilyev. "In addition, criminal proceedings against nearly 6,000 can be terminated." [via Spin]

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