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Al Jazeera (again): “After jail, Pussy Riot focuses on prisons”

21 Jan

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After jail, Pussy Riot focuses on prisons

Last updated: 23 December 2014
 

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

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.

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