Saturday, August 18, 2012

Russian court sentences three female "hooligans" to jail for Church protest against Putin


A Russian court has sentenced three women, performing punk rock critical of Putin and apparently mocking Christianity in a Russian Orthodox church, to two years in prison.

There are many media stories, such as this one on Business Week, (website url) here

The Russian court claimed that the young women were inciting religious hatred and “hooliganism”.
  
The court claimed that the women tried to insult “society as a whole” as well as workers at the Russian Orthodox Church.

But many claimed that this was simply a case of Putin (not afraid to try to look macho by revealing his curiously hairless chest in various public photos) trying to keep a grip on “power”.  What else?  Putin must not listen to the Village People!

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