Special Women Around Us: Pussy Riot Women Sentenced to 2 Years Yesterday!

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

What I expected really happened yesterday. The Punk girls got their verdict, which they expected, because they knew what they were doing. As I said before: the Punk band members Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich were totally aware of their action and knew that public protests carried serious risks in Russia. They’re fortunate that they received support from outside and inside of Russia.

A quote from Tolokonnikova’s husband, Pyotr Verzilov”Whatever Putin wants, Putin gets. That is the only thing to say.”

I’m sure the story of this three women hasn’t finished yet. It’s the beginning of a movement without a name. The women proved that Russian (young) women have a voice which speaks for many people oppressed Russians: women and also men. I’m sure that they won’t stay in prison for a long time.

Read previous posts: http://www.doobeedoobeedoo.info/2012/07/26/special-women-around-us-punk-music-achieves-an-uproar-in-russia-pussy-riot-are-still-in-custody-in-moscow/ and http://www.doobeedoobeedoo.info/2012/08/14/special-women-around-us-the-pussy-riot-trial-in-moscow-read-yekaterina-samutsevich-closing-statement/

And more in Democracy Now! here.

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