Pussy Riot jail terms condemned
Linkedin

Pussy Riot jail terms condemned

Moscow : Russia | Aug 17, 2012 at 7:04 PM PDT
Source: BBC
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
The US, EU and rights groups have condemned jail sentences imposed on three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot over an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral. The women were sentenced to two years in prison for hooliganism...Russia's Orthodox Church said the protest was a "blasphemy"... FULL ARTICLE AT BBC
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
  • Credibility
  • Wait... Flag
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Russian band's sentence widely condemned

      The Herald
    The face of dissent in Russia was once that of the outcast intellectual such as Nobel laureates Andrei Sakharov and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Then it was the oligarch who grew rich in the post-Soviet chaos and used his wealth to challenge the Kremlin...
  • Members of Russian punk band sentenced to two years

      Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Russian authorities sentenced three feminist punk rockers to two years in prison Friday, showing that protest will be punished even as they avoided the harshest penalty possible. The case against the women -- who dashed into Moscow's main cathedral...
  • Papers mull Pussy Riot sentencing

    Pussy Riot sentencing criticised A look at the first editions of the UK papers The paper says prosecution is becoming President Vladimir Putin's weapon of choice against dissent. They are "prisoners of Putin", says the Independent , using a photo of...
  • Anger in Russia as Pussy Riot jailed

      Zee News
    Anti-Putin punks Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years each Friday over a protest in Moscow, sparking anger among their supporters. Judge Marina Syrova ruled the three women's February performance of a "punk prayer" urging the Virgin Mary to "drive...
  • Activists get 2 years for anti-Putin church stunt

      Sacramento Bee
    Three young women who staged an anti-Putin stunt in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral, and whose jailing became a cause celebre championed by artists around the world, were convicted of hooliganism on Friday and sentenced to two years in a penal...
  • Pussy Riot case a Putin power game

      The Courier-Mail
    THE harsh sentences given for Russian punk band Pussy Riot's protest against Vladimir Putin signal a Kremlin refusal to tolerate dissent as the strongman seeks to retain his hold on power, analysts and activists said. The sentences defied a huge...

More From Allvoices



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.