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Pussy Riot Found Guilty

Posted by: Dre Okorley (08/17/12)
Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. Their sentence will be announced later today.

Update: The three members of Pussy Riot have been sentenced to two years in prison. You can read translated closing statements from each of them here.
  
 
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05:13 AM on 08/17/12
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I think that regardless of your political or religious views; even if, like many Europeans you don't believe in absolute free-speech; this is absolutely outrageous.

The international music industry should boycott touring in Russia until these girls are freed.
05:14 AM on 08/17/12
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This is bad.
05:19 AM on 08/17/12
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I think that regardless of your political or religious views; even if, like many Europeans you don't believe in absolute free-speech; this is absolutely outrageous.

The international music industry should boycott touring in Russia until these girls are freed.
You guys should read this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19293465

Country's whack.
05:19 AM on 08/17/12
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2 years...
05:25 AM on 08/17/12
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In Soviet Union....
05:26 AM on 08/17/12
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I think that regardless of your political or religious views; even if, like many Europeans you don't believe in absolute free-speech; this is absolutely outrageous.

The international music industry should boycott touring in Russia until these girls are freed.

wut?
05:27 AM on 08/17/12
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Difficult to gather survey data with an index as such, but to no surprise, Russia is considered a highly corrupt country..


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrupt...ceptions_Index
05:28 AM on 08/17/12
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This is awful
05:29 AM on 08/17/12
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Yeah, I saw that earlier today too. Didn't really surprise me to be honest. Most of Eastern Europe and Asia has the same attitudes; Russia is the only non-Muslim country willing, powerful, and controlling enough to impose anti-homosexuality laws like that.
05:30 AM on 08/17/12
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Yeah, I saw that earlier today too. Didn't really surprise me to be honest. Most of Eastern Europe and Asia has the same attitudes; Russia is the only non-Muslim country willing, powerful, and controlling enough to impose anti-homosexuality laws like that.
Yeah, 100 years? That's absolutely insane.
05:36 AM on 08/17/12
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Yeah, I saw that earlier today too. Didn't really surprise me to be honest. Most of Eastern Europe and Asia has the same attitudes; Russia is the only non-Muslim country willing, powerful, and controlling enough to impose anti-homosexuality laws like that.
Hum, reading this plus your very first comment, I think you're missing out on a lot of information...
05:45 AM on 08/17/12
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I think that regardless of your political or religious views; even if, like many Europeans you don't believe in absolute free-speech; this is absolutely outrageous.

The international music industry should boycott touring in Russia until these girls are freed.

Europeans don't believe in absolute free speech. I thought we were far more liberal than the us. Less sensitive to everything
05:47 AM on 08/17/12
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Jesus, Russia, at least TRY to appear like you're something resembling a fair country.
05:55 AM on 08/17/12
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Europeans don't believe in absolute free speech. I thought we were far more liberal than the us. Less sensitive to everything
i'll probably get flamed for this, but i feel that a lot of americans believe in 'absolute free speech' as long as it serves their interests. as soon as you you say something that offends the person it suddenly becomes a problem. that and all of the censorship attempting to be imposed on the public, like bleeping 'god damn', freaking out over a tit and such things.

i'd say that europe in general seems much more open to different ideas, call that free speech or whatever you want, i'm just spitballing.
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