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How Yekaterina Samutsevich Got Her Pussy Riot Conviction Overturned
"The original trial of the punk band, who were sentenced to two years in a penal colony for performing a 'punk prayer' against Vladimir Putin in Russia's main cathedral, was heavily politicised on both sides of the pro-Kremlin and anti-Kremlin divide. ... It was a circus of grandiose proportions and with sinister overtones for the defendants and their families. When the appeal hearing came round, Samutsevich probably reasoned that it was time to switch tactics." The Guardian (UK) 10/10/12
Posted October 11, 2012 12:53 AM

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