Members of female punk band "Pussy Riot" on trial in Moscow. (Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russian punk trio Pussy Riot should not face tough sentencing for their protest against him in Moscow's main cathedral. The female musicians are on trial over hooliganism charges after a video of their anti-Putin song appeared online. "There is nothing good in what they did [but] I don't think they should be judged too severely," Putin told reporters in London on Thursday. Host Aaron Schachter talks with Miriam Elder, of The Guardian, who has been following the trial in Moscow.

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