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    Re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    An honest question: would this case be getting such world wide publicity if the name of the group was something less titillating - say SUNSHINE AND FLOWERS for example?
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    Re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
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    Havent seen anything on here about this so I thought I would put up a thread. Pretty disgraceful verdict which has Putin and his old KGB cronies written all over it, I personally find this and other recent developments pretty alarming. In a year where we saw Putin hijack an election with bullying, routine arrests on the oppoisition and intimidation of journalists I have to wonder if Russia will slide back 30 years? Maybe im being a little dramatic but with the recent events you cant help but wonder where exactly Russia is headed?
    Nothing new here. Russia has not changed much the last 20 years, and is still a dictatorship .. mostly by mafia groups.

    But lets not forget, many countries have disproportionate jail sentences.. so we in the west should not exactly be screaming "bloody murder" so to say. But yes, this conviction is moronic at best.. sure what they did was against the law, but the sentence for a first offence... idiotic.
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    Re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'


    Havent seen anything on here about this so I thought I would put up a thread. Pretty disgraceful verdict which has Putin and his old KGB cronies written all over it, I personally find this and other recent developments pretty alarming. In a year where we saw Putin hijack an election with bullying, routine arrests on the oppoisition and intimidation of journalists I have to wonder if Russia will slide back 30 years? Maybe im being a little dramatic but with the recent events you cant help but wonder where exactly Russia is headed?
    What exactly did they expect to happen?

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    Re: Pussy Riot jail terms condemned as 'disproportionate'

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    At first I thought that was a joke. Wow...
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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