Pussy Riot faces even more jail time – without ever being charged!

Just one day before the Palais de Tokyo takes up the defense of Pussy Riot, the Moscow court will hold a hearing to determine if the trial should be postponed – yet again.

These means the members of the group will have spent 107 days behind bars, without even being formally charged.

107 days.

This without family visits, despite the three girls all being young mothers.

The court tomorrow will decide if the trial should be postponed another 2 months.

However your feelings over Pussy Riot’s actions, this kind of imprisonment – without being officially charged – is unjustifiable in the extreme. In response, the Moscow art community has organized the 2nd Open Court Cultural-Festival, an extravaganza of poetry, performance and protest in defense of Pussy Riot.

While flyers have circulated, announcing a 1pm meeting time in front of the courthouse, Pussy Riot’s blog has now moved the festival to noon, advising participants to arrive at 11:30pm. The reason for the time change is that the nervous court, upon hearing tell of the planned festivities, bumped up the proceedings. At least they have the court running scared?

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2 Responses to Pussy Riot faces even more jail time – without ever being charged!

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