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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 12:58 am
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A verdict in the trial of three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot is due shortly.

The three women are charged with hooliganism after performing a protest song in Moscow's Christ the Saviour cathedral in February.

They say their "punk prayer" was a political act in protest against the Russian Orthodox Church's support of President Vladimir Putin.

Prosecutors have asked for them to be given three years in prison.

Supporters of the women are planning to hold protests outside Russian embassies around the world as the verdict, scheduled for 15:00 local time (11:00 GMT) is announced.

Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, along with other members of their band, staged a flashmob-style performance of their song close to the altar in the cathedral on 21 February.

Their obscenity-laced song implored the Virgin Mary to "throw Putin out".

High-profile support

Their act enraged the Orthodox Church, with its leader Patriarch Kirill, saying the act amounted to blasphemy.

Patriarch Kirill is closely identified with the Kremlin, having backed Mr Putin's re-election as president this year.

On the eve of the verdict, Ms Tolokonnikova said she was "not bitter about being in jail".

But, speaking through her lawyer on Twitter, she said: "Politically, I am furious."

"Our imprisonment serves as a clear and unambiguous sign that freedom is being taken away from the entire country."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19288584

IDK, but I am pretty sure that these three owners of pussies will win their showdown with Putin in the end.
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Strauss
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 01:13 am
Like Khodorkovsky, maybe..
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 01:24 am
@Strauss,
Strauss wrote:

Like Khodorkovsky, maybe..


The people dont have much sympathy for the robber barons, but their pussies are another matter. Putin miscalculated, PR wise he is dead meat for going after young women for speaking their mind. Russian kangaroo courts cant change that.
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Strauss
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 01:28 am
You underestimate the power of people taking themselves way too seriously. Putin, I mean...
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 01:41 am
@Strauss,
Strauss wrote:

You underestimate the power of people taking themselves way too seriously. Putin, I mean...


Putin is a very serious guy who has used power very effectively over a very long time. This is an unusual "OOOPS" for him. We'll see how he works this to salvage what he can.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 01:55 am
@hawkeye10,
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"Whatever the verdict for Pussy Riot, we and you have already won," Tolokonnikova wrote. "Because we have learned to be angry and speak politically."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/aug/16/pussy-riot-putin-russia-court-verdict?newsfeed=true

Beautiful.
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Strauss
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 07:27 am
The Guardian wrote:
Pussy Riot trio found guilty of hooliganism


Let's wait for the sentence..
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 08:24 am
@Strauss,
2 years
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 08:30 am
Russia is supposed to join the World Trade Organization either today or tomorrow.

She should be stopped.

Joe(until the ladies are free)Nation
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 09:38 pm
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But they are still a minority: young Muscovites may rage and chant outside the courthouse, but over fifty per cent of Russians showed negative opinions of Pussy Riot in an August national poll; just over thirty per cent were non-negative—of these, most said they were indifferent, and only five per cent said they were sympathetic.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/08/the-pussy-riot-verdict.html#ixzz23riak1RC


Interesting. Looks like Putin is right again.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 11:01 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:
IDK, but I am pretty sure that these three owners of pussies will win their showdown with Putin in the end.


when do they get their win?
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Fri 17 Aug, 2012 11:50 pm
@ehBeth,
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when do they get their win


If winning looks like making Putin weaker then they already have. If winning is driving him from power then IDK. I am watching to see if this is the straw that breaks the camels back re EU leaders and the US either supporting or not condemning Putin. He now has multiple strikes against him, the using of natural gas as a political weapon, the failure to get on board the EU plan for Syria and Iran, making a mockery of the rule of law in order to stay in power, getting far too chummy with China..Hammering the Pussies might have world leaders greatly stepping up their calls for Putin to depart the scene.
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