Conflict & Justice

Members of Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot Plead 'Not Guilty' in Moscow Trial

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Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on trial (Photo: BBC)

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have pleaded not guilty to charges of hooliganism over an anti-Vladimir Putin protest at Moscow's main cathedral.

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The women were taken into custody in February after the protest at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral.

British journalist Carole Cadwalladr met three other members of the band who are in hiding. She talks about her meeting with anchor Aaron Schachter.