Medvedev said he thinks the jailed three (Maria Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova) should be released early; even though he was “sickened” by how they look and “what they did”. But he also thinks the “hysteria that followed” was sickening too. He is quoted as saying, “This well-known group of girls has been in jail long enough.”
The three are being held in a the pre-detention centre in Moscow until their appeal begins on October 1st (2012).
Medvedev is building on his career as a lawyer, when he tries to portray himself as a liberal reformer. (However, Putin is his mentor!) So spokes-persons for the band dismissed this as more posturing from Medvedev – who has a reputation of appealing to the more liberal demographics in Russian without following-through on promises that he has previously made.
It remains to be seen if October will see their release, or whether this is just another event in this long-running saga.
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<Published on Apr 24, 2012 by rianews>
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of the anti-Putin punk band, Pussy Riot, talks about her conditions of detention to journalists at her trial.
– Cops smeared Liverpool fans to deflect blame.
-41 lives could have been saved, says new probe.
–SUN: We are profoundly sorry for false reports.
-Families of 96 victims call for prosecutions.
“There must be a fresh inquest. There has to be a fresh inquest… We all knew Hillsborough was unsafe… There has to be a new inquest. There need to be criminal prosecutions … investigations.”
“I remember the anger.” MP Andy Burnham said. “I felt the same last night. In my view it was a cover up a stitch-up!”
Stating, “…South Yorkshire Police failed the victims and families… Disgraceful lies were told which blamed the Liverpool fans for the disaster… I’m ashamed. It’s been a dreadful day for the force.”
“It’s 24 years too late…. Its just too little, too late.”
Throughout this article the word ‘pussy’ will be used frequently. (This is not for effect it is solely because the focus of this article is the group Pussy Riot.) If this offends please leave now.
Pussy Riot have become the face of modern feminism in Russia today.
But who are Pussy Riot?
No one knows. They are a collective of middle-class young women. They are ‘kind’ revolutionaries. They are a phenomena. They are few, but they are many.
In a country that feminism seemed to miss, the not so quiet women’s revolution rages on. Western women can say or sing whatever they please without having to hide behind nicknames and masks, but in Russia feminism has to shield her face from the government.