PUSSY RIOT GUILTY OF HOOLIGANISM, FACE TREE YEARS IN JAIL

Punk Rock band Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism, motivated by racial hatred. The band was arrested for staging a protest i Moscow’s main cathedral, during which they shouted words of a “punk prayer”.

The band, who’ve seen support from Madonna and Paul McCartney, did not looked shocked as the verdict was being delivered. In fact, they were smiling. Earlier today, Kate Nash also voiced her support on Sky News, saying she hoped the band would be found not guilty.The verdict will have significant impact on Russian freedom of speech, with various news sources suggesting that the verdict was decided by Vladimir Putin, Russia’s commander in chief. Russia has indeed set a precedent that a person can be jailed, because their belief annoy a select few. This verdict is just disgraceful. Currently, the band is still awaiting sentencing, but could face a maximum prison sentence of three years. Damn.

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