Member of Pussy Riot Released

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pussy Riot (Wikipedia/Igor Mukhin)

In August a Russian court convicted the members of the band Pussy Riot of "hooliganism," sentencing the three women to two years in prison for an anti-Putin protest they staged in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral back in February. One of the women, Yekaterina Samutsevich, has been released, but the other two, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, remain in jail. The conviction, and the sentence, have caused outrage in the global community, and particularly in the West.  

David Herszenhorn, who has been reporting on the issue for the New York Times, discusses the importance of the case, and what is at stake in Russia.

Guests:

David Herszenhorn

Comments [2]

pliny from soho

The pussy riot group was not protesting the church
they were protesting Putin who was associating himself
with the church in order to gain votes and support from
a certain section of the population.

Oct. 10 2012 03:44 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Putin has become the Malcolm McLaren of Russia Punk...They will be huge when they get out of jail and Putin should get a cut.

Oct. 10 2012 12:20 PM

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