Pussy Riot never stops!


by Charlie Crooijmans

Dimitry Medvedev, the Russian prime minister, is certainly not a fan of Pussy Riot but he wants the punk band to be freed, saying further time in prison would be “unproductive.” He believes that suspended sentences would have been sufficient for the women and added that the “hysteria” that had accompanied the coverage of their case – which has made headlines around the world – had left him sickened (BBC News).

Three members of the band are sentenced to two years in prison. The case comes up for appeal on 1 October. As we can see in the video below, the other members of Pussy Riot won’t give up the fight.

In the video you can see them burning a portrait of Putin while they are proclaiming that their country is dominated by ‘evil men’:

“These men think it’s illegal to call yourself a feminist and to sing punk music, these men think it’s illegal to stand up for the right of the gay and lesbian community, these men think that you can’t criticize you government, these men think that if you sing and dance in an inappropriate way you get two years of prison”.

Then they thank everyone who is supporting them.

More information of how to support Pussy Riot you can find here.

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