Democracy Now: 2 Pussy Riot Members Flee Russia After Bandmates’ Sentences


Two members of the Russia’s dissident band Pussy Riot have fled the country to avoid prosecution for a peaceful protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin inside an Orthodox church. Three members of the group were sentenced to two years in prison for the protest earlier this month. A judge rejected the argument their act was a form of political protest, instead ruling it was motivated by religious hatred. The two members who fled the country took part in the initial protest but have not been jailed.

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~ by wheresthemic on August 27, 2012.

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