Tag: sentence overturned

Something is Wrong with Pussy Riot’s Sentence According to the Supreme Court

December 12, 2013

This week the Russian Supreme Court declared that the prison sentence given to Pussy Riot members was unlawful. The announcement came one day after Russian state news outlets carried a “leaked” report that the punk rockers were named in a draft amnesty bill. This led to many to think that Pussy Riot might have several […]

Russian Supreme Court Declares Pussy Riot Sentence Unlawful

December 10, 2013

Yesterday, Russian state-owned media outlets carried a “leaked” report that the imprisoned Pussy Riot members were included in the draft amnesty bill. Today, it has been announced that the Supreme Court has thrown out their sentences anyway. As their prison terms are set to expire early next year, this is being interpreted by many as […]