Brave but not foolhardy

Published on 23 July 2012 at 15:13

Vladimir Putin

The three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Ekaterina Samutsevich, 29, and Maria Alehina, 24, — will remain in jail until January 2013, a Russian court has ruled. The group has already served five months in pre-trial custody for disturbing a mass at Moscow Cathedral, Russia’s main Orthodox church, by singing a song entitled "Mary Mother of God, Hunt Putin". A new trial hearing is scheduled for July 30.

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