Pussy Riot Jailed For Two Years

artist: Pussy Riot date: 08/17/2012 category: general music news

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Pussy Riot Jailed For Two Years
Female punk band Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism and jailed for two years. The band had been arrested after performing a protest song at an Orthodox Christian church in May. The judge Marina Syrova has now ruled that the band committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred, and even claimed that their "jerking of the limbs" during the performance was further proof of their hatred towards Christians. The judge even tried claiming that feminism contributed to their religious hate: "The court does find a religious hatred motive in the actions of the defendants by way of them being feminists who consider men and women to be equal." Russian riot police have rounded up Pussy Riot supporters (which oddly includes Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov) for chanting "Russia Without Putin!" outside the court. One observer tweeted that they saw "a girl no older than 16 dragged to a riot van by riot police." Celebrities including Madonna, Bjork and Paul McCartney have voiced their support for the young band and called for their freedom. What do you think of the case? Will it spark more troubles for Russia, or could it scare others into silence? Share your opinion on the controversial case in the comments.
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