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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Russia

  • Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina arrives at the court.
  • Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich arrives at the court.
  • Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova arrives at the court.
  • "Your honor, where is your honor?"
  • "This is not a trial, this is retaliation."
  • "Coalition for justice."
  • Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in a Moscow court on July 30
  • Members of Pussy Riot: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (left), Yekaterina Samutsevich (top), and Maria Alyokhina in court on July 30
  • Members of Pussy Riot: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (left), Maria Alyokhina (center), and Yekaterina Samutsevich in court on July 30
  • Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (left) and Maria Alyokhina look out from the defendant's cell in a Moscow courtroom on July 30.
  • Opposition figure Boris Nemtsov (left) participates in an action in support of Pussy Riot outside the Moscow court.
  • "Judge, stop the madness, free Pussy Riot!"
  • A Pussy Riot supporter outside the Moscow court

Pussy Riot Goes On Trial

Published 30 July 2012

The trial of three members of the all-female punk band Pussy Riot began on July 30 in Moscow. The trio is facing charges of hooliganism for disrupting a service at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow with a performance -- which they called a "punk prayer" -- calling for the end of President Vladimir Putin's rule.