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Pussy Riot behind bars - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (c), Maria Alyokhina (r) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (l)

“I am not scared of you,” Alyokhina told the court. “I’m not scared of lies and fiction, or the badly formed deception that is the verdict of this so-called court. Because my words will live, thanks to openness.

“When thousands of people will read and watch this, this freedom will grow with every caring person who listens to us in this country.”

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Each woman ended her closing statement to loud applause from the Russian journalists sitting in the courtroom.

Pussy Riot trial: closing statement denounces Putin’s ‘totalitarian system’

The verdict in the Pussy Riot ‘trial’ is now expected on 17 August.

A few of us are gathering together tomorrow afternoon (Friday) at QUT, Kelvin Grove in Brisbane to record a video, celebrating these wonderful, inspirational women. Please come down if you’d like to join in. More details here.

2 Responses to Free Pussy Riot

  1. Daniel August 15, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Here’s a link to an article about them in Der Spiegel:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/spiegel-cover-story-on-pussy-riot-trial-and-putin-a-849697.html

    The author makes frequent references to their looks(*sigh*), but there was a litte biographical info on each of them, and some context regarding the political climate from 2001 to the March protests.

  2. EngPussyRiot August 16, 2012 at 8:24 am

    55 cities in the world will take part in actions of solidarity with #PussyRiot on 17th of aug, Add your city – http://eng-pussy-riot.livejournal.com/6477.html

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