August 17, 2012
Three Members of Russian Band Get Two Year Sentences For "Hooliganism"; Protests Break Out
A Russian judge has sentenced three members of the girl band Pussy Riot to two years in prison for "hooliganism" for their February performance in a Russian church, which was aimed at Russian President Vladimir Putin. Their lawyer announced that they would appeal.
The sentence has drawn criticism both inside and outside Russia from supporters of the group, including the US and UK governments. At one protest, chess champion Garry Kasparov was speaking with journalists and was arrested. More here from the Hollywood Reporter.
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