Pussy Riot Case Continues to Shake the World

posted 3 Sept 2012, 13:32 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 3 Sept 2012, 13:42 ]
7 August 2012

By Graham Jones

Three young women are being detained by Russian authorities for allegedly performing a protest song in a cathedral as part of feminist punk group "Pussy Riot". Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich were arrested in March 2012 and charged with "hooliganism". The three women deny any involvement in the protest although even if they took part, the severity of the actions by the Russian authorities would not be a justifiable response to the peaceful expression of their political beliefs. [Read more]