Pussy Riot Punk Band Members Protest Putin – Sentenced to 2 Years in Jail

Russian punk protest babes – Pussy Riot.

The all-girl Russian punk rock band “Pussy Riot” is gaining in popularity after they held an impromptu performance in Red Square taunting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.


Then they were detained.

Today the Pussy Riot was sentenced to two years in jail.
AFP reported:

A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison each on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial that has drawn international outrage as an emblem of Russia’s intolerance of dissent. The women — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich — remained calm after the judge announced the sentence. Someone in the courtroom shouted “Shame!”

The Guardian reports that their sentences are to begin on the day of their arrests (March 3: Tolokonnikova and Alekhina; March 16: Samutsevich).

The trial sparked a wave of protests around the world in support of the feminist rockers, who have been dubbed prisoners of conscience by international rights group. Hundreds of Pussy Riot supporters chanted “Russia without Putin!” amid a heavy police presence outside the courtroom, and several opposition leaders were detained.

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