December 23, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
Two members of the feminist rock group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were released from prison on Monday after the Russian government's approval of sweeping new amnesty laws. The laws were approved unanimously by the Russian Duma's lower house of parliament and adopted ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Russian Supreme Court on Friday ordered the review of the case against two members of the feminist rock group Pussy Riot. Band members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred in August 2012 and sentenced to two years in prison ...[read more]
September 23, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A member of the Russian feminist rock group Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, launched a hunger strike Monday in protest of living conditions and death threats from the deputy head of the prison in which she is serving her two-year sentence. Tolokonnikova wrote an open letter detailing life ...[read more]
August 21, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A member of the controversial feminist rock collective Pussy Riot filed a lawsuit Tuesday against her former defense lawyer. Group member Yekaterina Samutsevic accused her former lawyer Violetta Volkova of making and posting defamatory statements about her in the press and on social networking ...[read more]
July 25, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
A regional court in Russia on Wednesday denied an appeal by Maria Alekhina, a member of the feminist rock band Pussy Riot. Alekhina filed the appeal after a court denied her parole in May. Alekhina and her fellow band mates, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevic, were sentenced to two ...[read more]
May 29, 2013
by Endia Vereen
A Russian court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot against their sentence for a protest against Vladimir Putin. Last year the group was convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" and sentenced to two years in prison. Moscow City Court ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A Russian court on Thursday denied parole for Maria Alekhina, a member of the feminist rock band Pussy Riot. Band members Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich were sentenced to two years in prison for "hooliganism," characterized by the court as driven by religious hatred, ...[read more]
April 27, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A Russian court on Friday denied a request for parole by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the feminist rock band Pussy Riot, so that she could look after her young daughter. In August Tolokonnikova and two other members of the group were sentenced to two years in prison for "hooliganism," ...[read more]
February 7, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Russian feminist rock band Pussy Riot on Wednesday filed a complaint in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) challenging their conviction. They contend that their conviction violates four articles of the European Convention on Human Rights: the freedom of speech, the right to liberty and ...[read more]
January 31, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A Moscow City Court on Wednesday denied an appeal by Russian feminist rock group Pussy Riot, continuing a ban on the group's videos from the Internet. The court deemed the band's videos questioning the role of religion in Russian government "extremist." Critics claim that the ban is violating the ...[read more]

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