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Samutsevich Retracts Complaint Against Former Lawyers

Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich has retracted from the Moscow Chamber of Lawyers her complaint calling for disciplinary action to be taken against her former lawyers, Nikolai Polozov and Violetta Volkova.

Volkova announced the news on Twitter on Monday, writing simply "Samutsevich retracted her complaint from the APMO," Interfax reported.

Samutsevich, who was released early from her two-year sentence in October 2012 and given a suspended sentence after replacing Polozov and Volkova with a new lawyer, called for the lawyers' licenses to be revoked in November. At that time, she said they had failed to return her personal belongings, including her passport and a letter from the European Court of Human Rights, even after she'd filed a written request to get the items back.

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