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On Monday, four members of the Russian punk rock-turned-activist group Pussy Riot were released after completing a 15-day jail sentence for protesting at the World Cup Final in Moscow. Their freedom didn’t last long, however. Moments after being released, the four members were promptly arrested again.

On July 15, Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Kurachova, Olga Pakhtusova, and Pyotr Verzilov disrupted the World Cup final between France and Croatia by storming the pitch dressed up as police officers; the group said the action was a call for police reform in Russia. The stunt landed them behind bars for just over two weeks, and they were also handed a three-year ban from all sports events.

According to Bloomberg, the female members of the group were surprised to be arrested a second time outside of the Moscow detention center after having just been released. Video footage recorded by the Guardian shows multiple police officers waiting for Nikulshina, Kurachova, and Pakhtusova outside the detention center where they were being held. As soon as the trio emerged, they were swiftly escorted to a waiting van and driven away. Verzilov, the male participant in the World Cup protest announced on Twitter that he too had been detained again upon his release.

According to a tweet on Pussy Riot’s official Twitter feed, the four protestors were hit with additional charges for “the organization and holding of public events without prior notice” and could face an additional 10 days behind bars. In a Facebook statement, Pussy Riot said its members spent the night at a police station and are meeting with their lawyer ahead of a court hearing.

In the same post, the group pointed out that the law under which its members were detained does not apply to art performances: “The law about public events only regulates events like meetings, rallies, marches, demonstrations and pickets,” they wrote. “Performing an artistic action is clearly beyond the scope of this law.”

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