Video: Russian 'Pussy Riot' Punks Remain in Prison part of 'Jail term for Pussy Riot self-defeating': Medvedev urges probation for punk band

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Source: Russia Today
Moscow : Russia | almost 2 years ago
I feel that extending the prison time [for the band members] in this case is counterproductive, Medvedev said at a United Russia Party meeting in the Russian city of Penza. In my opinion,...
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Russian 'Pussy Riot' Punks Remain in Prison

Three members of female punk group Pussy Riot, who derided Russian President Vladimir Putin in a protest in Moscow's main Christ the Saviour Cathedral, had their spell in jail extended by six months on Friday, July 20. The women -- Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich -- who have been held in pre-trial custody for almost five months, face up to seven years in jail on charges of hooliganism for storming the altar in multi-colored masks to sing a "punk prayer" to the Virgin Mary to "throw Putin out!" Amnesty International has urged Russia to free the trio, criticizing the severity of the response by authorities. But some Orthodox believers have called for tough punishment for an act they regard as blasphemous. Footage and photograph courtesy of Reuters.
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