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Jailed Pussy Riot Members Change Lawyers

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The two jailed members of the Russian all-female punk band Pussy Riot have replaced their legal team, their lawyers citing public pressure for their decision to quit. Mark Feigin, one of the lawyers for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, confirmed the news Monday, saying they had been refused a meeting with Tolokonnikova at the prison […]

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Member of Russian Punk Rock Band Takes Case to European Court

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The only freed member of the anti-Kremlin all-female punk band Pussy Riot has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights. Yekaterina Samutsevich’s lawyer, Irina Khrunova, said on Friday the complaint accuses Russia of violating Samutsevich’s right to free speech and illegally detaining her during her six months in jail. Khrunova says prison […]

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Russian Judges Defend Ruling in Pussy Riot Trial

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian judges who upheld the prison sentences of two of the three members of the all-female punk band Pussy Riot have defended their decision, saying it was made independently and without pressure. An appeals court on Wednesday sentenced Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina to two years in a prison camp for an unsanctioned protest at […]

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Russian Court Releases One of Three Pussy Riot Members

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian appeals court has freed one of the members of the all-female punk band Pussy Riot, but has upheld a jail sentence for two others for an unsanctioned protest at a Moscow cathedral. The judge at the Moscow city court issued a suspended sentence for Yekaterina Samutsevich, saying she was thrown out of the […]

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Russian Court Releases One of Three Pussy Riot Members

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian appeals court has freed one of the members of the all-female punk band Pussy Riot, but has upheld a jail sentence for two others for an unsanctioned protest at a Moscow cathedral. The judge at the Moscow city court issued a suspended sentence for Yekaterina Samutsevich, saying she was thrown out of the […]

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Russian Court Hears Pussy Riot Appeal

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Russian court has opened an appeal hearing for members of a punk band who were sentenced to two years prison for holding an unsanctioned anti-Kremlin protest at a Moscow cathedral. The three female punk rockers from the band Pussy Riot were convicted in August of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. The Moscow City Court […]

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Russia Faces Criticism over Band Sentence

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Russia is facing mounting criticism of the two-year prison sentence for “hooliganism” given to members of an all-female punk band for their protest in an Orthodox cathedral. A judge handed down the sentence Friday for three members of the band Pussy Riot, prompting demonstrations in cities across the globe, including Moscow, London, Paris and New […]

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