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Lawyers appeal Pussy Riot verdict

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Aug. 27, 2012, 7:28 p.m. |

The lawyers of the Pussy Riot defendants have appealed the verdict handed down by Moscow's Khamovnichesky Court in the case of the punk-prayer staged by the Pussy Riot band.
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MOSCOW - The lawyers of the Pussy Riot defendants have appealed the verdict handed down by Moscow's Khamovnichesky Court in the case of the punk-prayer staged by the Pussy Riot band in Christ the Savior's Church in Moscow.

"I have just filed a cassation appeal," lawyer Nikolai Polozov has told Interfax.

The 15-page appeal asks the cassation court "to declare the verdict illegal, unfounded and unmotivated and to cancel it" because there were no crime or motifs of hatred in the girl's actions, the lawyer said.

"We wrote about violations committed by judge Marina Syrova, including her illegal rejection of defense pleas, refusal to summon witnesses for the defense, and so on," Polozov said.

"But considering how the trial was conducted, the most we can hope for is to have the sentence reduced by several months," he said.

The date for the cassation hearing in the Moscow City Court will be announced quite soon, he added.

On Aug.17, three members of the Pussy Riot punk band were sentenced to two years in a standard-security colony. Later, two more participants in the Feb. 21 "concert" were put on the wanted list.

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Jenn Smith Aug. 29, 2012, 2 a.m.    

Pussy Rot are fascist-marxist GENOCIDE supporters.

Pussy Rot is anti-humanitarian. They attacked a persecuded people's sacred house of worship. A people, Christians, were murdered in genocide, 60 million of them under Marxist USSR, then this gang of media terrorists, funded no doubt by foreign agency NGO's, desecrates the sacred building of a people who have suffered genocide.

Pussy Rot songs are about the glory of Bolshevik mass murder.

Christians were persecuted by Marxist USSR and suffered GENOCIDE.

GULAG PART 3v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G04gEjB-bZs

GULAG PART 4v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hA9drjCX6U

Instead of Church of Christ the Saviour, what if they poured urine on the buildings at Auschwitz, then laughed about it?

Would it have been "humanitarian" if they desecrated Auschwitz?

What if they dumped urine and feces on the buildings of Dachau? Would they then be defended by ECHR for their "human rights"? Since when is desecrating the building of a people who suffered genocide a moral act?

GULAG PART 8v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqfV0XCySZU

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

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

GULAG PART 1v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lITvDn5-qF0

Attacking a monument of genocide (Church of Christ the Saviour) is not a humane act, the Christians were genocided in the USSR. What if they sang Nazi songs at Auschwitz?

65 million Russian (and Ukrainian, Belorussian, Lithuanian) Christians were genocided by the Bolshevik Marxists that Pussy Rot glorifies.

Pussy Rot should be hunted down by InterPol, arrested and sentenced to 10 years for HATE CRIMES.

What they did, sing song glorifying the genocide of the HOLODOMOR is illegal in Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania.

Once arrested by InterPol they should be extradited to Ukraine to face 10 years in prison for their Crimes Against Humanity.

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