Read the Pussy Riot Closing Statements

pussy riot Read the Pussy Riot Closing Statements

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The closing statements in the trial of three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, delivered at the Moscow Khamovniki District Court on August 8, have been translated into English and are available in full from n+1. The three women were arrested March 3 after a performance in February on the altar of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, where they sang, “Our Lady, Chase Putin Out!”. This was the day before Putin’s re-election. They face three years in prison if found guilty. The translators’ statements are available here.