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Investigation into Pussy Riot case completed

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June 4, 2012, 12:40 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine
Moscow - The investigators have told the Pussy Riot girls and their lawyers that the investigation into the case involving the "performance" at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior has been completed, Nikolai Polozov, a lawyer for one of the young women, told Interfax. "We have been familiarized with the decision on the completion of the investigative actions," Polozov said.

Polozov said the charges against his client have been "specified."

"The changes are insignificant," he said.

The lawyer said the investigators have familiarized him with the results of a recent forensic evaluation. "Two evaluations were in our favor. Now they have somewhat changed the questions and the result is different," he said.

The lawyers for the other women are only just going to meet with their clients. "I will be informed of the completion of the preliminary investigation," Mark Feigin, a lawyer for one of the young women, told Interfax.

On February 21, several members of the feminist Pussy Riot band, their faces covered by masks, performed an anti-Putin song inside Christ the Savior Cathedral.

A criminal case was opened on hooliganism charges. Three Pussy Riot girls were arrested.

The Pussy Riot action triggered a broad response. Most of the people condemn the action, but opinions regarding possible punishment vary.

Amnesty International named the members of Pussy Riot prisoners of conscience.
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CHRIS BABEOUF June 4, 2012, 2:20 p.m.    

They should be subjected to a day long sermon by some bearded religious windbag dressed in appropriately strange garb. At the end of the sermon they should be given an assortment of religious texts(from various religions lets keep it multi faith) as an incentive to take the path towards a literate atheism.

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Jaroslaw Sawka June 5, 2012, 7:43 a.m.    

Strange and unusual punishment and would be banned by USA Constitution

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Jaroslaw Sawka June 5, 2012, 7:45 a.m.    

FREE the Pussy Riot!!!!!!!

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Jan Brian Aug. 16, 2012, 6:35 p.m.    

Pussy Riot may have offended religious sensibilities but that is not a crime deserving of jail time. They have already been in jail since March and by democratic standards it is completely absurd that they have been in jail at all. It will be an absolute farce if they are sentenced to more jail time. Punk bands are supposed to be controversial and intelligent democratic governments can cope with that. This is a test of Mr Putin's intelligence.

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Jenn Smith Aug. 19, 2012, 1:04 a.m.    

Pussy Riot desecrated a building of a people who suffered genocide. Christians were a group targeted by Marxist USSR for genocide. 65 million people were killed in the Gulag extermination camps.

The Pussy Riot tries to go desecrate the church the persecuted people had rebuilt and call their victimization of a people who faced genocide, an "act of human rights". It is absurd and obscene beyond belief.

Imagine if they went to Auschwitz and urinated on the floor? Would that be "defended" by the ECHR Human Rights organization?

These violent vandal criminals attacked a persecuted group, Christians.

GULAG PART 6v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Z1peXoAsA

GULAG PART 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjdn_CuGNjs

GULAG PART 9 1v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d35s179KwEo

The world needs to know that they are carrying on the Neo Marxist genocide of Christian people.

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