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In a further development, former world chess champion and Russian opposition leader, Garry Kasparov, tells Eli Lake how he was beaten and arrested at the sentencing of Pussy Riot. Kasparov faces the threat of jail himself over the incident.
Punk Prayer - Pussy Riot (lyrics)
However you feel about what Pussy Riot did or where they did it, these ladies deserve some props for expressing their point of view in a courageous and evocative way in a place where it's not that safe to do so. They may have to do some time, but they do so having accomplished their mission... speaking truth to power with the voice of the oppressed, pushing the limits of freedom of speech in places it needs to be pushed, and showing the world with their words and Putin's actions just what a punk he is.
Mother Jones Magazine has been keeping the story updated here
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What Pussy Riot Teaches Us
Pussy Riot Lyrics
Nonviolent Revolutionaries Maria Alekhina, Ekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova