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N+1 Magazine: Pussy Riot closing statements

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Aug. 18, 2012 20:23
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of female Russian punk band Pussy Riot, shows her handcuffs inside a defendants cage in a Moscow court, on July 4, 2012, during the hearings on the Pussy Riot case. Three members of the all-woman punk band "Pussy Riot" were sentenced to two years in prison on Aug 17, six months after they climbed on the altar of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral -- the country's central place of worship -- and sang a song they called a "Punk Prayer" against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Photo by AFP

 Editor's Note: The following are the Aug. 8 closing statements by three members of the Pussy Riot punk band. They were convicted of hooliganism and sentenced on Aug. 17 to two years in prison for a February protest in Moscow's Christ The Savior Cathedral, singing "Our Lady, Chase Putin Out."

 Read the closing statements here.

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