Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pussy Riot Sue Russian Government


















Two members of the feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights (ECHR) over their imprisonment for a 2012 protest performance at a Moscow cathedral.

Maria Alyokhina (above left) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (above right), who were given an amnesty in December (2013) after serving 21 months in prison and pre-trial confinement, are demanding €120,000 each in compensation, plus €10,000 in court fees. They argue that the investigation and prosecution violated their rights and amounted to torture. MORE HERE & HERE

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