Good news for Russian protest band Pussy Riot, well at least it is for one third of the bands imprisoned contingent anyway. Yekaterina Samutsevich has had her two year jail sentence suspended following an appeal today in Moscow. The musicians defense cited the fact that Samutsevich had been thrown out of the cathederal where Pussy Riot were attempting to stage their "punk prayer" without even playing her instrument, in fact it never made its way out of its case.

Meanwhile Samutsevich’s fellow bandmates Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova remain imprisoned despite claiming their protest was solely political and not intended to upset worshippers. "It's as clear as daylight that this was a political act, not anti-religious… I ask you to quash this sentence," Tolokonnikova pleaded with the court, however a follow up comment probably didn't help her chances of u-turn from officials: "We won’t stay silent — even in Mordovia, or Siberia — however uncomfortable that is for you."