Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the two former members of punk feminist group Pussy Riot whose trial and imprisonment in Russia drew major attention from the West, are suing Russia in the international European Court of Human Rights.
Q: When you’re a human rights activist recently released from prison in Russia and advocating for reform there, where’s the best place to speak to get your message across?
A: An art fair!
Russian police arrested Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina earlier today in Sochi, the New York Times reports.
Ever since their release from prison, Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have received a lot of fawning — and sometimes weird — press and attention. But the latest Pussy Riot story, from Bloomberg News, reaches new levels of sigh-inducing absurdity.
After the passage of an amnesty bill in the Russian parliament last week, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the two imprisoned members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, have been freed.
Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina has ended her hunger strike 11 days after it began, and a Moscow court has rejected the group’s appeal, ruling that their jail terms were appropriate and the case was not political.
A member of the punk feminist group Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina, has declared a hunger strike after a Russian judge refused to allow her to personally attend a court hearing about her possible parole