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Russian Court Rejects Pussy Riot Member Appeal

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian court has rejected a request to release an imprisoned member of the Pussy Riot band. Maria Alyokhina asked the court on Wednesday to defer her two-year sentence until her young son turns 14. Judges rejected the petition, saying the child’s age was already taken into account during the sentencing. Alyokhina was convicted last […]

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27 Killed in Sri Lankan Prison Riot

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Sri Lankan authorities said Saturday they have called in the military to quash a riot in the country’s largest prison that has left at least 27 people dead and 43 wounded. The riot erupted Friday at Welikada prison in Colombo, the capital, when inmates confronted security personnel carrying out searches for drugs and contraband. Prisoners […]

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Russian PM: Pussy Riot Should be Freed

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says he believes the two members of the punk band Pussy Riot should be released from prison. RIA Novosti news agency quotes Mr. Medvedev Friday as saying it was not “right” for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyoknina to serve prison sentences, adding that they had “already been in jail long […]

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Punk Band: 2 Wanted Band Members Flee Russia to Avoid Arrest

Posted August 26th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Russian punk band Pussy Riot says two members wanted by Russian authorities have fled the country to escape arrest. The feminist band tweeted on Sunday that two band mates were currently “recruiting foreign feminists to prepare for new actions.” Pussy Riot’s three other band members were convicted earlier this month on charges of “hooliganism” […]

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Clashes in Egypt as Protesters Blame Police for Soccer Deaths

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security forces clashed late Thursday with thousands of protesters who flooded the capital, Cairo, enraged by the failure of the country’s military rulers and police to prevent soccer violence that killed 74 people in the northern city of Port Said. Black-clad riot police fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators attempting to reach the Interior […]

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Egyptian Protesters Denounce Military, Security Forces After Soccer Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptians in Cairo have protested to denounce the country’s military rulers and security forces for failing to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people and injured hundreds more in the northern city of Port Said. Some protesters gathered Thursday in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square while others marched to the nearby Interior Ministry, […]

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Egyptians Protest Lack of Security Following Soccer Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian activists are taking to the streets Thursday to protest the failure of police to prevent violence at a soccer match that left at least 74 people dead and hundreds injured in the northern city of Port Said. The protesters are angry that most riot police in the stadium appeared to stand idly by as […]

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Egyptians to Protest Lack of Security Following Soccer Disaster

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian activists have called for large demonstrations Thursday to protest the failure of police to prevent violence at a soccer match that left at least 74 people dead and hundreds injured in the northern city of Port Said. Many are angry that televised images showed riot police in the stadium mostly standing idly by as […]

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Egypt’s Military Ruler Vows Justice; 74 Dead in Soccer Riot

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Egypt’s ruling military council has vowed to track down those responsible for violence at a soccer match that killed at least 74 people and injured hundreds more in the northern city of Port Said, on the Mediterranean coast. Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi spoke early Thursday to a sports television channel owned by […]

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At Least 73 Killed in Egypt Soccer Riot

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian health ministry officials say at least 73 people were killed and hundreds of others injured Wednesday in violence following a soccer match in the northern city of Port Said, on the Mediterranean coast. Fans of the home team, al-Masry, swarmed the field after a rare win against al-Ahly, Egypt’s top team. They threw rocks, […]

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