Free Pussy Riot.



Human Rights took a nose dive today in Russia. Conceptual art girl band Pussy Riot have been found guilty and jailed for 2 years for comitting hooliganism.

The band performed a song titled, "Punk Prayer" at the alter of one of Russias' most famous churches. The performance was a protest against the Russian President Vladimir Putin. He (Putin) didn't like this one bit.

Putin is a former member of Russias' only legal political party for nearly a century, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. It goes without saying that the guilty verdict probably came from the Kremlin and not the court. Not to mention Putin meddling in their sentencing. Putin seemed to be calling for sentencing leniency now they have been found guilty probably because the West isn't reacting too well. Russia has stepped backwards into its cold, dark past.

The band were not violent and most Russians don't really see the problem - and this is a deeply religious country.

Putin must not be allowed to quash valid political protest or statements. If he is allowed it may well return Russia to old form and a Putin life-long reign, if that's not what they actually already have and have had since 1999.

Free Pussy Riot.