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Russia's Inter-Religious Council Condemns Punk Group's 'Blasphemy'


Members of the radical feminist group Pussy Riot perform on Red Square in Moscow in January

Members of the radical feminist group Pussy Riot perform on Red Square in Moscow in January

Russia's Inter-Religious Council has condemned the Pussy Riot feminist punk group for alleged blasphemy and “inciting hatred between believers and nonbelievers.”

The pronouncement by the Inter-Religious Council -- which unites the leaders of Russia’s Orthodox Christian, Islamic, Jewish, and Buddhist faiths -- came with three members of Pussy Riot facing possible prosecution.

They have been arrested and charged with hooliganism and insulting religious believers in connection with a February 21 protest inside the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow against Vladimir Putin's continued rule in Russia.

With ITAR-TASS and Interfax reports

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