The women were found guilty with hooliganism connected to religious hatred. Recommended by The Lily. Tolokonnikova received a two-year sentence for her participation in a protest in Moscow's main Orthodox church last year. Putin himself had said the band members shouldn't be judged too harshly, creating expectations that they could be sentenced to time served and freed in the courtroom. Email icon An envelope. But Andrei Loshak, a television and magazine journalist who has criticized Mr.
Russian female punk band Pussy Riot gets 2 years for hooliganism over Putin protest at church site
Alert moderator David Nicholas: Continue with Facebook Continue with Google or. Heck people might even start suggesting that leaders shouldn't be allowed to arbitarially silence their critics and those that question their methods with assassinations and trumped up jail terms. Breaking that programming is entry level to waking up Alert moderator jak jones: Finally, why is any of this surprising? Media Video Audio Photos. Get unlimited Monitor journalism.
The three women accused in Pussy Riot's anti-Putin performance in an orthodox cathedral had already been in jail for three months when the first cold front arrived arrived in June. Yes NGOs do pay protestors in Russia which is why Russia has passed disclosure laws on donations recently. Seriously that is delusional, they have their own agenda and it is anarchic as well as extremely juvenile Not every bad thing in the world is due to Western plots and conspiracies as much as you'd like it to be. In the first episode, Ms. And after all, that's what the band was after when they took to the altar of Christ the Saviour Cathedral in February.
Once the Russian Orthodox Church started to press criminal charges, Pussy Riot did a and apologised to the church and said they didn't actually intend to upset them. Mikhail Fedotov, the head of a presidential advisory council on human rights, criticized the verdict and voiced hope that the sentence will be repealed. But the reason their childish act get such a vast audience is a measure of limited freedom Russians have in expressing their opinion freely. For someone who does not know? Related stories In Pictures Russians vs.