Russia faces global condemnation over Pussy Riot - The New Indian Express

Russia faces global condemnation over Pussy Riot

  • A protester is arrested during a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot in New York. A Russian judge found three members of the provocative punk band guilty of hooliganism, in one of the most closely watched cases in recent Russian history. The three were arrested in March after a guerrilla performance in Moscow's main cathedral calling for the Virgin Mary to protect Russia against Vladimir Putin, who was elected to a new term as Russia's president a few days later. (AP Photo/Alex Katz)
  • Feminist punk group Pussy Riot members, from left, Maria Alekhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova show the court's verdict as they sit in a glass cage at a court room in Moscow, Russia. AP
  • Feminist punk group Pussy Riot members, from left, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass cage at a court room in Moscow, Russia. AP
  • Polish members of the 'Agreement of 8th March' group participate in a demonstration with supporters of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot in downtown Warsaw, Poland. AP
  • Protesters rally during a demonstration in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot in New York's Times Square. AP
  • A masked supporter of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot waves a feminist flag from a balcony of a building at the court in Moscow, Russia. AP
  • The protest in the Christ the Savior Cathedral, where Russia's leaders traditionally celebrate religious holidays, came amid the largest anti-government demonstrations in modern Russia's history. AP
  • Feminist activist Rosita Sweetman joins demonstrators in a protest in O'Connell Street, Dublin, against the conviction of members of the provocative Russian punk band Pussy Riot. AP
  • Protesters rally during a demonstration in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot in New York's Times Square. AP
  • Supporters of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot walk through downtown Warsaw, Poland, to leave a petition at the Russian Embassy to demand their release. AP
  • Protesters rally during a demonstration in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
  • A White House spokesman called the sentence 'disproportionate' and said the US had 'serious concerns about the way these young women have been treated by the Russian judicial system'. AP
  • A Police officer detains a supporter of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot outside a court in Moscow, Russia. AP
  • A supporter of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot yells during a protest outside the Russian consulate in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Michelle Siu)
  • A police officer tries to detain a masked supporter of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot outside the court in Moscow. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)