Conflict & Justice

Pussy Riot Jailed Members Get a Two Year Jail Sentence

In a Moscow court on Friday, the three jailed members of the punk collective Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.

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The judge sentenced them to two years in jail.

The women had sung an anti-Putin protest song in a Moscow Cathedral last February.

The Guardian's Miriam Elder, who is covering the trial, tells anchor Marco Werman there was a large crowd gathered outside the court shouting "Russia Without Putin"" in their support.

Elder said Pyotr Verzilov, husband of Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova told her "What Putin wants, Putin gets."

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    The three jailed members of Pussy Riot listening to their trial's verdict (Photo: BBC Screen Grab)

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    The three jailed members of Pussy Riot listening to their trial's verdict (Photo: BBC)