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Pussy Riot’s show trial

By Tomas Hirst  

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Update: On Monday 29th August, Pussy Riot’s trial began on Moscow. If convicted of hooliganism, the three band members face up to seven years in prison.

Update: On Friday, 15th June, Vladimir Putin signed a new law that will increase fines 150-fold for those who participate in unsanctioned demonstrations. The new penalties would be crippling to most Russians, with fines ranging from £5,000…

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