MOSCOW, February 1 - RAPSI. Moscow’s Kuntsevsky District Court granted a plaintiff in a civil suit against the infamous Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot the right to appeal an earlier decision to dismiss his claim, the human rights organization Agora told RAPSI Friday.

Plaintiff Yury Zadoy had missed the deadline to file an appeal, but blamed the postal service for these timeliness issues.

"The Moscow City Court is expected to handle the petition of appeal in the near future," Agora quoted Damira Gainutdinova, defense attorney for Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich, as saying.

Zadoy and co-plaintiff Ivan Krasnitsky, both Berdsk residents, filed two claims for compensation against Pussy Riot. Another civil claim was filed by Novosibirsk resident Irina Ruzankina. All three claimants said they were offended by the Pussy Riot protest song at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral and sought 30,000 rubles ($1,000) in compensation.

All the three lawsuits were dismissed.

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