News: Pussy Riot

BRITAIN LONDON PUSSY RIOT PROTEST

Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot have now all been freed.

Three members of Pussy Riot were jailed in 2012 after performing Punk Prayer in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. The performance was a protest again the Orthodox Church’s support for President Putin.
The release of the two remaining members came after an amnesty law in December was signed by Russian parliament, covering at least 20,000 prisoners. The release is seen as a PR stunt to avoid the controversy surrounding Russia hosting the Winter Olympics next year.

[Helen Brown]

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