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Art Threat: Pussy Riot to be released from jail, leaked amnesty bill suggests

Rumblings out of Russia point to a possible imminent release of jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

According to Russian media reports, the Kremlin is planning to release 1,300 people from prison as part of an amnesty dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitution.

A leaked draft of the . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Pussy Riot to be released from jail, leaked amnesty bill suggests

Art Threat: Pussy Riot member denied appeal by Russian court

A Russian court has turned down an appeal by jailed Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina, who has requested to serve the remainder of her prison sentence in the future when her 5-year-old son turns 14. She had argued that their separation has damaging his development.

Amnesty International criticized the ruling. “We are clearly . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Pussy Riot member denied appeal by Russian court

Art Threat: Pussy Riot videos banned by Russian court

A Moscow court has ordered Russian internet providers to block videos by Pussy Riot, calling them “extremist” and seeking to incite “mass disorder”. . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Pussy Riot videos banned by Russian court

Canadian Progressive: Pussy Riot solidarity protest: Topless Kiev activist cuts down massive crucifix

A Kiev protester joined the global Pussy Riot protest in a unique way. She went topless, grabbed a chainsaw and felled a mammoth crucifix with Jesus on it. The woman joined thousands around the world who protested the 2-year prison sentence the three members of feminist punk band, Pussy Riot, received for singing a protest . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Pussy Riot solidarity protest: Topless Kiev activist cuts down massive crucifix

Canadian Progressive: Pussy Riot found guilty, sentenced to two years in prison

In Vladmir Putin’s Russia, a peaceful and legitimate act of civil disobedience earns you two years in prison. That’s the sentence a Russian court just imposed on three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot. Judge Marina Sirovaya found Maria Alyokhina, 24, Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, guilty of “hooliganism” earlier . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Pussy Riot found guilty, sentenced to two years in prison

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

…Free Pussy Riot edition! Just learned that Pussy Riot, the chick punkers who have been in detention in Russia for performing an anti-Putin song in a church, have been declared guilty of hooliganism! What a travesty! This is typical of Putin’s imperial Russia, and it also shows the power of the medieval Russian Orthodox Church! . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Friday miscellany…

Canadian Progressive World: URGENT PETITION: Free Members of Feminist Punk Group Pussy Riot Now!

Recently, the Putin regime in Russia extended the pre-trial detention of 3 members of the feminist punk group “Pussy Riot” until January 2013. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich had been in detention since March after they were arrested for committing the ultimate crime in Vladmir Putin’s Russia: singing a protest song, “punk-prayer” called . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: URGENT PETITION: Free Members of Feminist Punk Group Pussy Riot Now!

Drive-by Planet: Pussy Riot update: Moscow court imposes six more months of jail time

In what has the appearance of a political show trial Pussy Riot members – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alekhina – have been slapped by a Moscow court with six more months of detention.

For anyone unfamiliar with the background story link to earlier posts here and here.

In brief – Pussy . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Pussy Riot update: Moscow court imposes six more months of jail time