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Members of Pussy Riot Have Been Found Guilty of Hooliganism

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Three members of the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot were found guilty of hooliganism on Thursday. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich were charged with this offense after they protested the reelection of Russian president Vladimir Putin. They could face up to three years in jail.

On February 21, 2012 the Pussy Riot members entered some famous Russian Orthodox churches and performed their protest song “Mother of God, Drive Putin Away,” against the famed president. After they were forced to leave, a video of the protest was released on the internet. Soon the members were arrested and a worldwide protest was started to free them. Their trial began on July 30, 2012.

“The Pussy Riot singers colluded under unestablished circumstances, for the purpose of offensively violating public peace in a sign of flagrant disrespect for citizens. The women were motivated by religious enmity and hatred, and acted provocatively and in an insulting manner inside a religious building in the presence of a large number of believers.” Stated the court along with the guilty verdict.

The sentence for the verdict has yet to be laid down for the group.

Source: Metal Hammer

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Born in 1990. At the age of 17, he decided wanted to make movies and other pieces of entertainment. In 2013, he graduated from Shenandoah University with a 4 year degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Theater. Later that year, he enrolled into the The Factory Digital Film Program at The Douglas Education Center and graduated in September 2014. He hopes to one day become a writer, director, producer and occasional actor in various projects.

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