Pussy Riot http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27555/all en Jailed Pussy Riot member complains of 'death threats' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/jailed-pussy-riot-member-complains-death-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* She and fellow band members defiant in interview from jail</p> <p>* Say their protest message has been twisted by Russian media</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 23 (Reuters) - One of two jailed Pussy Riot members said she received death threats and complained of abuse at a prison colony where she is serving a two-year sentence for a punk protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main cathedral.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/jailed-pussy-riot-member-complains-death-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moscow theater hostage crisis Pussy Riot Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:49 +0000 5738480 at http://www.globalpost.com New Pussy Riot documentary uncovers story behind 'punk prayer' protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/new-pussy-riot-documentary-uncovers-story-behind-punk-prayer-pr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lindsay Claiborn</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 25 (Reuters) - When three women of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot entered a Moscow church to perform a "punk prayer" in February of last year, little did they think their actions would land them behind bars and capture the world's attention.</p> <p>A new documentary, "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this week, follows the band members and their families as they struggle through the legal system in Russia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/new-pussy-riot-documentary-uncovers-story-behind-punk-prayer-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Pussy Riot Riot Social philosophy Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:00:16 +0000 5739711 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Pussy Riot member suffering headaches, fatigue-bandmate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/jailed-pussy-riot-member-suffering-headaches-fatigue-bandmate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bandmate says Russian prisoner exhausted from overwork</p> <p>* Says Tolokonnikova moved to prison with hospital</p> <p>* Had been "working round the clock," bandmate says</p> <p>By Steve Gutterman</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 1 (Reuters) - One of the jailed members of Russian punk protest collective Pussy Riot has been moved to a prison with a hospital after suffering headaches and fatigue, her bandmate said in remarks broadcast on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/jailed-pussy-riot-member-suffering-headaches-fatigue-bandmate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fatigue Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Pussy Riot Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:47:02 +0000 5742601 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Pussy Riot member taken to hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/jailed-pussy-riot-member-taken-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One of the jailed members of the Pussy Riot rock group, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, has been taken to hospital for tests, a spokeswoman for the Russian prisons service said on Friday. </p> <p>Tolokonnikova "was transferred to hospital for a diagnostic examination based on her own and her lawyer's wishes," the spokeswoman told AFP without giving further details.</p> <p>The activist is serving a two-year sentence at a prison camp in the Mordovia region in central Russia for staging an anti-Vladimir Putin performance last year in a Moscow church.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/jailed-pussy-riot-member-taken-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Pussy Riot Voina AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:46:17 +0000 5742712 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Pussy Riot singer hospitalised with headache, fatigue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/jailed-pussy-riot-singer-hospitalised-headache-fatigue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One of the jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, has been hospitalised with headaches and fatigue, the Russian prisons service and her supporters said on Friday. </p> <p>Tolokonnikova "was transferred to hospital for a diagnostic examination based on her own and her lawyer's wishes," the spokeswoman told AFP.</p> <p>The 23-year-old activist has been suffering from headaches for at least a year, said her lawyer, while a fellow band member added Tolokonnikova had complained of overwork in her labour camp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/jailed-pussy-riot-singer-hospitalised-headache-fatigue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grand Croix of the L├ęgion d'honneur Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Pussy Riot Vladimir Putin AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:30:34 +0000 5742919 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia's Pussy Riot appeal to European rights court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/russias-pussy-riot-appeal-european-rights-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over their jail sentences for a protest against President Vladimir Putin's links to the Russian Orthodox Church.</p> <p>Convicted for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred", Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are almost halfway through two-year terms. Yekaterina Samutsevich was released on appeal with a suspended sentence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/russias-pussy-riot-appeal-european-rights-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Moscow theater hostage crisis Pussy Riot Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:15:25 +0000 5749096 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia court cancels Pussy Riot punk's prison reprimands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/russia-court-cancels-pussy-riot-punks-prison-reprimands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Russian court on Friday ordered the cancellation of several formal reprimands issued to a jailed Pussy Riot member in a move her supporters hailed as a victory for the embattled punk band.</p> <p>Maria Alyokhina, who is serving a two-year sentence in a prison camp over a protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's cathedral last year, went to court to contest reprimands meted out for transgressions including getting up late and being rude to prison staff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/russia-court-cancels-pussy-riot-punks-prison-reprimands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Alyokhina Prison Pussy Riot Reprimand Social Issues Technology AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:31:10 +0000 5749914 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian police detain Pussy Riot sympathisers in cathedral http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/russian-police-detain-pussy-riot-sympathisers-cathedral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Russian police on Thursday detained two women who emulated Pussy Riot activists by donning balaclavas in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral on Thursday, the first anniversary of the feminist group's protest in the same church.</p> <p>Security guards seized the two middle-aged women as they placed flowers at the altar of the Christ the Saviour Church and then pulled off their masks. The women were then handed over to police officers, who led them away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/russian-police-detain-pussy-riot-sympathisers-cathedral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moscow theater hostage crisis Pussy Riot Pussy Riot Russian Orthodox Christians Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:16:09 +0000 5762097 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian migration officials disrupt Pussy Riot play http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/russian-migration-officials-disrupt-pussy-riot-play <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian migration officials disrupted a Moscow play by a Swiss director about the trial against punk band Pussy Riot on Sunday, while religious activists caused a commotion outside.</p> <p>The political play "The Moscow Trials" by director Milo Rau tells the story of last year's trial against three singers of the feminist band -- one of whom, Yekaterina Samutsevich, has since been freed and is now taking part in the play.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/russian-migration-officials-disrupt-pussy-riot-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cossacks Labor Law Pussy Riot Sakharov AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:45:32 +0000 5772110 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian police detain several Pussy Riot supporters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/russian-police-detain-several-pussy-riot-supporters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Protest takes place on Women's Day holiday</p> <p>* Russia celebrates the holiday with a day off</p> <p>* Putin declines to comment on Pussy Riot rockers parole</p> <p>By Gennady Novik</p> <p>MOSCOW, March 8 (Reuters) - Russian police detained several activists protesting on Friday against the incarceration of the punk rockers Pussy Riot in a demonstration timed to take place on International Women's Day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/russian-police-detain-several-pussy-riot-supporters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Vladimir Putin Voina Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:00:16 +0000 5777120 at http://www.globalpost.com Arrests at Moscow women's day Pussy Riot picket http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/arrests-at-moscow-womens-day-pussy-riot-picket <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moscow police made several arrests on Friday as dozens of activists staged a picket outside the headquarters of the Russian prison service on women's day to call for the release of punk rock group s Pussy Riot.</p> <p>Around 50 people braved freezing temperatures to demonstrate outside the building, holding placards calling for the release of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina.</p> <p>They all stood apart in order not to require the official permission needed in Russia for any protest numbering more than one person, an AFP correspondent reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/arrests-at-moscow-womens-day-pussy-riot-picket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil disobedience Protest Pussy Riot AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:01:31 +0000 5777180 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Police charge Pussy Riot supporters after Russia protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-police-charge-pussy-riot-supporters-after-russia-prote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Protest takes place on Women's Day holiday</p> <p>* Putin declines to comment on Pussy Riot parole (Adds police comment, detail)</p> <p>By Gennady Novik and Lidia Kelly</p> <p>MOSCOW, March 8 (Reuters) - Russian police temporarily detained six activists protesting on Friday against the incarceration of punk rockers Pussy Riot and charged them with breaking rules on demonstrations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-police-charge-pussy-riot-supporters-after-russia-prote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Pussy Riot Vladimir Putin Voina Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:45:41 +0000 5777396 at http://www.globalpost.com Pussy Riot punk could be transferred after court ruling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/pussy-riot-punk-could-be-transferred-after-court-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The prison camp where Pussy Riot punk Maria Alyokhina is being held broke the law by keeping her in isolation for too long, prosecutors said Wednesday, raising the possibility she could be transferred to another prison.</p> <p>Alyokhina, 24, is serving a two-year sentence in Corrective Labour Camp No.28 in the Perm region in the Urals mountains after her feminist punk-rock group staged a performance in a Moscow church in February last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/pussy-riot-punk-could-be-transferred-after-court-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Maria Alyokhina Pussy Riot AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:30:31 +0000 5800184 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian court denies parole to Pussy Riot punk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/russian-court-denies-parole-pussy-riot-punk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Russian court ruled to keep Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in jail on Friday, denying her request for parole from her two-year sentence for the band's performance against President Vladimir Putin last year.</p> <p>"Applying parole to Tolokonnikova is premature," judge Lidiya Yakovleva said in a district court in Russia's Mordovia region. "The court finds the arguments of the defence unsound."</p> <p>ma/bm </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Pussy Riot AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:30:43 +0000 5826169 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Pussy Riot punk rocker ends hunger strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/jailed-pussy-riot-punk-rocker-ends-hunger-strike-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jailed Pussy Riot punk rocker Maria Alyokhina has announced an end to her hunger strike after 11 days as the prison has met her demands, the husband of Alyokhina's bandmate said Saturday.</p> <p>"Maria said that the prison administration took her on a special tour of the colony, to show her that her demands have been met," Pyotr Verzilov, the husband of the second jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, told AFP, adding that Alyokhina then "announced an end to her hunger strike".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/jailed-pussy-riot-punk-rocker-ends-hunger-strike-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Activism Business Hunger strike Labor Law Pussy Riot Technology AFP Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:46:53 +0000 5850015 at http://www.globalpost.com