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PUSSY RIOT trial begins

PUSSY RIOT may spend seven years in Russian jails for staging the protest we wrote about back in March. The trial began on Monday, July 30th, 2012.

How is it that three young women performing a harmless prank has turned into an international incident? Three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot finally started their long-awaited trial in Moscow today, with a packed courtroom watching. The women are being charged with hooliganism after they took over the stage at Moscow’s largest church and put on an impromptu protest performance of their song “Mother of God, Cast Putin Out.” The only thing hurt was the feelings of Putin supporters and that day’s churchgoers. The most sensible government response would be a blow-off, but even if they really felt they needed to do something, a small fine or some other proportionate punishment would be acceptable.

Go here to read the full Slate.com feature.

Go here to read more about the trial and its possible consequences.

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