Russian Court Refuses To Free Pussy Riot Members

Three members of Russian women's punk band Pussy Riot, who derided President Vladimir Putin in a protest in Moscow's main cathedral, were denied bail on Wednesday despite calls for their release by hundreds of supporters at the hearing.

Russian Court Refuses To Free Pussy Riot Members
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Three members of Russian women's punk band Pussy Riot, who derided President Vladimir Putin in a protest in Moscow's main cathedral, were denied bail on Wednesday despite calls for their release by hundreds of supporters at the hearing. Police hauled away more than 15 people when a crowd of about 300 whistled, chanted "Freedom" and unfurled banners demanding the released of the band members who have been held in pre-trial detention since early March. Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich face up to seven years in jail for hooliganism after storming the altar of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral on February 21 in short dresses and colorful masks to sing a "punk prayer" that offended some Russian Orthodox believers. Their rendition of "Holy Mother, throw Putin out!" was a protest against the close relationship between the Church and Putin, whom it backed in the presidential election he won in March. The act was part of a protest movement against Putin's 12-year dominance that at its peak saw 100,000 people take part in winter street protests in Moscow. Their arrest has drawn widespread outrage among activists and human rights groups. Amnesty International urged Russia in April to free the women, criticizing the severity of the response by authorities. But in a packed courtroom the judge extended their jailing until July 24 after prosecutors argued they should be kept behind bars to prevent them fleeing abroad or planning another performance. Read more at News.Yahoo.com.

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    Pit_
    You can't get rid of tyrant dictator regimes with words and protest marches (it takes a democracy for that), they'll just lock you away or kill you. People must decide what they really want and organize themselves, otherwise they'll get exactly nothing, like in this case here.
    jannick
    Deathlock257 wrote: Pit_ wrote: You can't get rid of tyrant dictator regimes with words and protest marches (it takes a democracy for that), they'll just lock you away or kill you. People must decide what they really want and organize themselves, otherwise they'll get exactly nothing, like in this case here. You ****ing Americans and your "Democracy" That isn't the only form of government you know? You've been brainwashed your entire life by your terrorist government. Ignorant ****.
    haha. well i may not be an american. im from a more democratic scandinavian country. but WTF dude? democracy is bad? yes, american children are brainwashed by their teachers and government to believe they're better than everyone else. but i would MUCH rather live over there than in a country like russia where everything is ruled by the 4 people at top. or the middle east where you live your life according to a F-ing book! america may suck. but its way better than any non-democratic country.
    priestfan76
    Who let the red ***** spouting hate for liberals in here? It's a matter of time before Putin is shot or something, he's far too unpopular these days and you can only get away with "EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH OUR COUNTRY IS AMERICAS FAULT" for so long before people stop buying it
    led_sevenfold
    Deathlock257 wrote: Pit_ wrote: You can't get rid of tyrant dictator regimes with words and protest marches (it takes a democracy for that), they'll just lock you away or kill you. People must decide what they really want and organize themselves, otherwise they'll get exactly nothing, like in this case here. You ****ing Americans and your "Democracy" That isn't the only form of government you know? You've been brainwashed your entire life by your terrorist government. Ignorant ****.
    does this guy know what democracy is...
    jhart08
    Deathlock257 wrote: Pit_ wrote: You can't get rid of tyrant dictator regimes with words and protest marches (it takes a democracy for that), they'll just lock you away or kill you. People must decide what they really want and organize themselves, otherwise they'll get exactly nothing, like in this case here. You ****ing Americans and your "Democracy" That isn't the only form of government you know? You've been brainwashed your entire life by your terrorist government. Ignorant ****.
    **** you. It's sooo terrible living in a country where I know I'm protected by the best military in the world, women are allowed to vote and accomplish what they want in their lives, and I can voice my opinion and no one can shoot me because they disagree. Don't like it, go **** yourself.
    ffaf12
    broken hands wrote: I hope Putin lines them up against the wall in the Kremlin and shoots them then maybe we can do the same with Obama's minions in the USA.
    if this guy keeps making stupid comments like that his name might just become reality...
    Deathlock257
    Pit_ wrote: You can't get rid of tyrant dictator regimes with words and protest marches (it takes a democracy for that), they'll just lock you away or kill you. People must decide what they really want and organize themselves, otherwise they'll get exactly nothing, like in this case here.
    You ****ing Americans and your "Democracy" That isn't the only form of government you know? You've been brainwashed your entire life by your terrorist government. Ignorant ****.
    broken hands
    Deathlock257: Well said, LibTARDS love to destabilize goverments for their own devious purposes just look at Obama financed NGO's and their criminal actsions during the "Arab Spring" overthrowing US allies in the Middle East (Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt) just think what the would do to your nation. The despicable Occupy deviants refuse to admit the USA is a "Republic". If up to degenerate Liberals we would have to "vote" on everything and nothing would get done.
    broken hands
    I hope Putin lines them up against the wall in the Kremlin and shoots them then maybe we can do the same with Obama's minions in the USA.
    RealUnrealRob
    I live in America. It's pretty nice lol. Too many religious politicians and stupid people, and the democratic process doesn't work as well as it should, but we live a good life and have the freedom to live our lives the way we want. I think it's interesting when people complain that we only have the freedom to work for a wage. If you want to go live in the woods, go ahead...
    guitarnoob_100
    america may suck. but its way better than any non-democratic country
    I'd hardly call America very democratic. It may be built on those ideals, but the Scandinavians do it much better than them. Non-democratic countries aren't always bad either, like Singapore or Bhutan, depending on the way you like to live your life.
    guitarnoob_100
    Too many religious politicians and stupid people
    So I've seen (and heard). I find it hard to believe that politicians actually use religion as a part of the way they work. Religion and politics should be kept completely seperate. On topic, I think they should've been detained (disturbing the peace/ hooliganism counts, no?, but really just let off with a warning or a fine, depending on their past records.