Free Pussy Riot!

posted 23 Jul 2012, 13:49 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Jul 2012, 13:50 ]
23 July 2012

By Graham Jones 

There are times when a landmark legal case can change society. Rosa Parkes, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Tolpuddle Martyrs: the courage and sacrifice of these and other brave people have opened the way for millions of others. In these cases the defendants are on trial, for sure, but not so much as the system that is prosecuting and persecuting them. Such a landmark is the case in Moscow of the members of the Pussy Riot music group: Yekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. This case has sent shockwaves round the world putting a spotlight on the Russian legal system and the forces behind it. [Read more]