Women in Prisons are often Women in Shadow

After jail, Pussy Riot focuses on prisons Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 – the world’s largest per capita prison population after the US.

Activists from punk band Pussy Riot are released from a police station in Sochi after protesting abuses [EPA]

After jail, Pussy Riot focuses on prisons

Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 – the world’s largest per capita prison population after the US.

Last updated: 23 Dec 2014 08:46
Moscow, Russia – After spending almost two years in jail for performing their “punk prayer” against Russian President Vladimir Putin at Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral in 2012, two young women from the feminist protest band Pussy Riot chose not to go on a world tour or settle somewhere in the West to escape further persecution.

It was a surprising move, considering the international outcry and support from Western leaders and pop icons such as Paul McCartney and Madonna that followed the band members’ arrest and conviction. Their trial and a hysterical media campaign in government-controlled media that branded them “blasphemers” were widely seen as orchestrated by the Kremlin and Russia’s powerful Orthodox Church. …
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    January 4, 2015 at 5:43 pm

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