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Pussy Riot ordeal shames Moscow and the West

by | 20th, April 2012

PA 13340779 Pussy Riot ordeal shames Moscow and the West

PUSSY Riot, the best-named protest group since Hill’s Angels, are back in the news. Around 20 of the number have been arrested in Moscow – apparently, keeping score in riot of Pussies is hard (see Simon Cowell but no Frankie Cocozza).

This latest bout of arrests follows the Pussy Riot “punk prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral which chucked barbs at Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin. The Pussy Riot Three are Nadya Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich. They face seven years chjocky if the aggravated hooliganism charges can be made to stick. They will remain in jail until June 24. Bail has been denied.

Miss Tolokonnikova and Miss Alekhina each have a young child. The punishment is seen by many to be excessive.

Miss Tolokonnikova’s husband, Petr Verzilov, 24, telsl the Daily Telegraph:

“This prosecution was clearly ordered by Vladimir Putin because he felt personally insulted. I believe no punishment at all was necessary.”

Says popular writer Dmitry Bykov:

“The leaders of western countries should stand up and condemn this. In the Brezhnev era dissidents always knew they had support abroad. Now you are sitting by as three young women are effectively tortured.”

Has he seen the state of the West? Would Americans condemn Russia for locking up women who shouted and yelled in a church, evoking the Mother of Jesus with a chant ““Mother of God, Blessed Virgin, drive out Putin”?

Send the women down – and pray for their souls…



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