Pussy Riot to be held another SIX MONTHS without trial

Members of Pussy Riot  sit behind bars before a court hearing in Moscow, July 20, 2012. Photo: REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Today, in advance of Pussy Riot’s staunch July 24 court date, the Russian court arbitrarily announced that the trial would be moved to JANUARY 13, 2013. That’s nearly TEN MONTHS after their arrest – without ever being formally convicted with anything!

This in the wake of reports that the court had been troubled by some of the members’ earlier actions as part of the group Voina. In particular, Elena Misulina, a representative of the Duma Committee for Matters relating to Family, Women and Children, pointed to “indecent acts with a chicken.” She is referring to the performance “How to Snatch a Chicken: A Tale of How One Cunt Fed the Whole of Group Voina.” In this performance – not for the weak stomach, as the title might insinuate – the group purportedly rebels against the capitalist system by shoplifting a turkey in the least appetizing of manners. This action was evoked in court as evidence that the February 2012 performance for which the Pussy Riot members are being prosecuted was not an isolated event in the lives of these young women.

Speaking of things which don’t belong in one’s anatomy, the girls found another rock and roll ally in Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who donned a homemade Pussy Riot shirt for his performance this weekend.

Anthony Kiedis performs in his Pussy Riot shirt. Photo Miriam Elder, via Twitter.

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