Mudcat Café message #3391346 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146443   Message #3391346
Posted By: GUEST,999
17-Aug-12 - 09:56 AM
Thread Name: Free the Pussy Riot Three
Subject: RE: Free the Pussy Riot Three
"It was not immediately clear how long the three women will stay in jail but prosecutors are pressing for a three-year jail sentence for the convicts."

The sentence will tell the tale. Putin has asked they be given a lenient sentence, but lenient in Russia could mean anything from 'counting trees in Siberia' to time served. Pussy Riot wasn't "fighting for democracy" so much as drawing attention to the seeming love affair between the Church and the State as embodied in Putin. Places like the US and Canada would likely go with time served, but the gals ain't in the US or Canada. Something that is encouraging is the fact we have heard about the trial. Wouldn't have happened two decades ago.