[JURIST] A member of the controversial feminist rock collective Pussy Riot [RASPI backgrounder; JURIST news archive] filed a lawsuit Tuesday against her former defense lawyer. Group member Yekaterina Samutsevic accused [Izvestia Times report, in Russian] her former lawyer Violetta Volkova of making and posting defamatory statements about her in the press and on social networking sites during the trial of other Pussy Riot members. Sautsevich has demanded 2 million rubles (USD $60,750) in compensation for moral harm and damage to...

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