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Trial Of Anti-Putin Punkers To Start July 30

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich, and Maria Alekhina in the dock during a court hearing on July 23
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich, and Maria Alekhina in the dock during a court hearing on July 23

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A Moscow court has announced that the trial of three members of the Russian Pussy Riot punk group on "hooliganism" charges will begin on July 30.

The announcement came after the court on July 20 extended the detention of the three young women for six more months.

The trio has already been in custody since March.

Prosecutors have accused the three of inflicting "deep spiritual wounds" on Orthodox Christians with their performance in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in which they denounced President Vladimir Putin’s rule.

The women -- Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich, and Maria Alyokhina -- could face seven years in prison if convicted.

The international human rights group Amnesty International says the women are being unfairly prosecuted and has named them “prisoners of conscience," jailed for their political views.


Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax
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by: latimeri from: there and here
July 23, 2012 19:08
There just is too much that sort of female jackass, looking for public attention for themselves, What good are they? I bloody wonder what is the politic, Shut these sots in cell and keep there. I am not supporting any government, I just wanted to get rig of those young lot of sot.
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by: Eugenio from: Vienna
July 23, 2012 20:45
I totally agree with you, latimeri. Lock them up and throw away the key. But I suspect even that would not be enough to deter future trash like this. I sincerely believe that Russia joining the Council of Europe was a colossal mistake engineered by undue NATO pressure. Leave the Council and inflict the death penalty on the gringo-funded opposition. That will teach them a lesson.
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by: Jack from: US
July 23, 2012 21:47
maybe they just need a friendly male jail attendant

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