go to content

Pussy Riot Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison

A Moscow judge has sentenced each of the three members of the punk activist collective to two years in prison. The official charges are "hooliganism" following a stunt in which the three members performed an anti-Putin song in a Russian Orthodox church.

Posted on

Pussy Riot Is Lead To The Courtroom To Hear Their Verdict

Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters

Pussy Riot members Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are escorted to a court room in Moscow, Russia on Friday, Aug 17, 2012. The women — two of whom have young children — are charged with hooliganism connected to religious hatred, but the case is widely seen as a warning that authorities will only tolerate opposition under tightly controlled conditions. The t-shirt worn by Tolokonnikova is Spanish and translates to "They shall not pass," a slogan often used to express determination to defend a position against an enemy.

Pussy Riot Holds Up Their Guilty Verdict

Mikhail Metzel / AP

Maria Alekhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova show the court's guilty verdict as they sit in a glass cage.

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss