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Russia: Pussy Riot members appeal sentence in Supreme Court

13 May 2014

The sentence of controversial Pussy Riot punk band members has been appealed again. The band member Yekaterina Samutsevich has filed with Russia’s Supreme Court a supervisory appeal against the verdict. In August 2012, the Khamovnichesky District Court in Moscow sentenced Samutsevich and two other Pussy Riot members – Maria Alyokhina …

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Russia: Pussy Riot members detained three times

22 February 2014

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who spent nearly two years in prison for protesting against Putin in a church, said they had been detained three times while trying to film a new music video in Sochi just before the Olympic Games were to begin. This is the first music video …

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Cameroon/Russia: The artist vs. the state

14 December 2012

  In the session ‘THE ARTIST VS. THE STATE: THE CASE OF LAPIRO DE MBANGA AND THE CAMPAIGN FOR PUSSY RIOT’, Maran Turner and Alexander Cheparukhin give insight into two cases where artists have been speaking out and as a result ended up in prison. Maran Turner, Executive Director of …

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Russia: Pussy Riot member freed, two others to remain in prison

10 October 2012

  On 10 October 2012, a Moscow appeals court freed one of the jailed Pussy Riot members, 30-year-old Ekaterina Samutsevitsj, but upheld the two-year prison sentence for the two others who are to serve remainder of their sentences in penal colony. All three women were convicted in August of hooliganism …

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Rusland: Pussy Riot p

28 August 2012

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Russia: Pussy Riot on everyone’s lips

23 August 2012

Pussy Riot’s court case in Moscow suddenly placed musical freedom of expression high on the agenda of the Western media during July and August 2012. According to Google News, Pussy Riot was mentioned in no less than two million different news articles on the net, and receives a staggering 100 …

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After Pussy Riot, artists must stand for each other, everywhere

17 August 2012

  It’s impossible to know yet whether the wave of international support received by the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot during their just completed trial impacted the verdict in any way. But it’s clear that the plight of the three young women who now face two years’ imprisonment has ignited …

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Russia: Pussy Riot found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison

17 August 2012

    On 17 August 2012, the three members of the punk collective Pussy Riot received guilty verdicts and were each sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. According to the judge, they had “deeply insulted the faith of believers with their disrespectful criminal act and that the punk protest was blasphemous …

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Russia: Freemuse calls for free and fair trial for Pussy Riot

30 July 2012

Freemuse sends appeals to President Vladimir Putin, Kirill I of the Russian Orthodox Church, the public and district prosecutor and the district court, calling for a fair and free trial for the three band members of Pussy Riot. At a closed hearing on 20 July 2012, the Khomovnichesky District Court …

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