Anti-Putin band Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in jail

There are 19 comments on the The Globe and Mail story from Aug 17, 2012, titled Anti-Putin band Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in jail. In it, The Globe and Mail reports that:

Protesters wearing masks take part in an Amnesty International flash mob demonstration in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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e46M3 e60M5

UK

#1 Aug 17, 2012
So much for freedom in Russia. Not that one cannot go to prison for free speech in America.
nishtu

Russia

#2 Aug 17, 2012
so much for opposing putin

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#3 Aug 17, 2012
e46M3 e60M5 wrote:
So much for freedom in Russia. Not that one cannot go to prison for free speech in America.
You are so coorect! So pity I have no time to go to Russia to support these brave women!
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#4 Aug 17, 2012
Putin is a bad man, as he treats the citizens like Russia is still, USSR.....
Steve
#5 Aug 17, 2012
It's too bad that more Russian people don't stand-up to support these brave women. It doesn't matter what you think of the sanctity of a church - jailing people for performing a song is tyrannical. There is a christian saying that the meek will inherit the earth - well this obviously will not happen in Russia. What does this say about the level of christianity in Russia?
Russian Orthodox American

Monongahela, PA

#6 Aug 23, 2012
Americans really hate Russia and this latest news proves it. Let's reverse this story, if "Pussy Riot" invaded a church where George w or Obama was attending, What would happen? they would have been shot by the secret service.
Don't criticise Russia when You do not have all the facts.
This Church ,where they did this at, is the equivalent of the Vatican St Peter's basilica for the Russian Orthodox Church and Putin as well as other high ranking political figures attend services there as well as the Russian Patriarch{Pope }celebrates Liturgy there.

Let's not even talk of the Constitutional infringements that the so called "Patriot Act" does.

These women are evil and insane just as many Americans are now.
Russian Orthodox American

Monongahela, PA

#7 Aug 23, 2012
The Russian Orthodox Faith will persevere in the face of the enemy.

SAVE O LORD THY PEOPLE :
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lol

Italy

#8 Aug 24, 2012
So you have that church for the big politicians,
and the young artists get imprisoned for improvising a little concert.
It wouldn't have happened here.
You're not example of freedom.
lol

Italy

#9 Aug 24, 2012
save o lord thy people...
the 1%ers, the money and power holders,
the rest of the people are not safe.

Since: Aug 12

Brewster, NY

#10 Aug 24, 2012
e46M3 e60M5 wrote:
So much for freedom in Russia. Not that one cannot go to prison for free speech in America.
What about in the U.K where racist tram lady went to jail for free speech against immigrants?
Anonymous

Edinburgh, UK

#11 Aug 25, 2012
Give a man a gun he can rob a bank, give a man a bank he can rob the world. Putin is an evil monster!
Oliver Cromwell

Preston, UK

#12 Aug 25, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
Give a man a gun he can rob a bank, give a man a bank he can rob the world. Putin is an evil monster!
Putin an evil Monster,as far as i know he hasn't invaded several countries held people for years in concentration camps without charge,killed millions with sanctions and Blitzkriegs against cities,or carried out extra Judicial killing almost on a daily basis in other countries,guess who has Clown?
Uncle Sam

United States

#13 Aug 25, 2012
Extra judicial killings...

Moi?
Uncle Sam

United States

#14 Aug 25, 2012
Give a man a drone,

he can kill willy nilly and then clone...

those who he'd killed and whose blood he had spilled

to set off more IED's by their phone.
Just a thought

Beloit, WI

#15 Aug 25, 2012
If they had named their band"Putin Riot"none of this would have happened.LOL
LFOD

United States

#16 Aug 25, 2012
An interesting thought.

Since: Aug 12

Delhi, India

#18 Aug 27, 2012
It is too bad that more European individuals do not stand-up to back up these fearless females. It doesn't issue what you think of the sanctity of a chapel - jailing individuals for doing a music is tyrannical.
LFOD

United States

#19 Aug 27, 2012
Everyone's entitled to protest.

Here's mine: I would have jailed them strictly for doing such a spastic dance on stage. They looked like some puppeteer was jerking them around on strings. Maybe that was the point?
lol

Italy

#20 Aug 28, 2012
I agree everybody's entitled to protest.

Arrest? Rather go to arrest gaga, that ugly voice talentless ultramillionaire since birth.

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