Pussy Riot

Appeal Denied
Appeal Denied
The plight of Pussy Riot rages on, and the ripple effect is now being felt, as Maria Alekhina, one of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk collective, saw her recent appeal denied by a Russian court. Alekhina, 24, had asked for a deferral of her two-year prison sentence due to the fact that she has a 5-year-old son, who is now being cared for by her mother.
The Fight Continues
The Fight Continues
Yekaterina Samutsevich is the only member of Pussy Riot to have been released from prison after being charged with "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" for performing an anti-Vladimir Putin song in a Moscow cathedral this summer. Despite having gained her freedom, she is not backing down, nor is she giving up the fight to free the two incarcerated members of her Russian art-punk c
Time's on Their Side
Time's on Their Side
The plight of Pussy Riot, who saw three members of their art/protest/punk collective jailed this summer after performing an anti-Vladmir Putin song in a Moscow cathedral in February, grabbed international headlines and garnered plenty of support from the music community. Now, three members -- the two that remain imprisoned and the one who was given probation -- have been nominated for Time magazin
News Bits: Freed Pussy Riot Member Vows to Keep Fighting + More
News Bits: Freed Pussy Riot Member Vows to Keep Fighting + More
-- Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich has vowed to continue taking part in the band's protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin -- despite finally being freed earlier this week after months in prison on charges of  hooliganism for a previous anti-Putin event. Thankfully this means we get to continue covering this crucial social justice issue -- and we vow to keep using the word "
Pussy Riot Appeal Hearing Delayed
Pussy Riot Appeal Hearing Delayed
The three imprisoned members of controversial Russian punk band Pussy Riot were supposed to have their appeal heard by a Moscow court today (Oct. 1), but the hearing has been pushed back and will now take place on Oct. 10. The delay has been blamed on procedural issues related to Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich's desire to no longer be represented by Violetta Volkova, one of the attorneys

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