Kasparov Jailed as Russian Punk Rock Band Pussy Riot Found Guilty

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August 17, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


Russian Punk Rock Band Pussy Riot was found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” by a Russian Court, according to a report from The Guardian UK.

Three members of the 10 women band were arrested last February after performing a “Punk Prayer” inside the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

The activist band was formed in 2011 following then-Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir’s Putin’s announcement that he would seek a third term as president. They chose the church because of its support for Putin.

On July 30 the three young women, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, all pleaded not guilty to the charges, but did apologize for…
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