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Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Pussy Riot Appeal Postponed

Published 1 October 2012

A Russian court has adjourned to October 10 the appeal of three female members of the punk band Pussy Riot against their two-year prison-camp sentence. Their supporters and Orthodox believers gathered outside the court building during the trial, while members of the Kazaki musical group were detained.

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Members of the all-girl punk performance-art group Pussy Riot (left to right) Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass-walled cage in Moscow on October 1.

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Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in court.

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Members of the musical group Kazaki demonstrate outside the Moscow court building.

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Orthodox believers gather outside the court building during the hearing. The Pussy Riot members were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" for their performance in Moscow's Orthodox cathedral.

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Orthodox believers gather outside the court building during the October 1 hearing.

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An activist holds a poster during in support of the three jailed members of Pussy Riot.

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Members of Kazaki are detained outside the Moscow court building.

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A Pussy Riot protester near the court building

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Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina (left) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass-walled cage before a court hearing in Moscow on October 1.