Pussy Riot Members Sentenced to Prison for "Hooliganism," Dissing of Vladimir Putin

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In America, Dave Mustaine can claim President Barack Obama orchestrated the killing of a dozen people in Colorado and simply receive mockery and anger over the Internet.

In Russia? Well...

A Moscow judge has sentenced the members of Pussy Riot to two years in prison because the group sang a "punk prayer" in the city's main cathedral earlier this year, dancing and marching around while asking the Virgin Mary to save Russia from Vladimir Putin, who was elected to a third term as the nation's leader two weeks later.

Despite protests around the world from international rights group - and outcries from artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna - Judge Marina Syrova explained in her verdict that the three musicians "committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred."

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich were handcuffed inside a glass courtroom cage as the verdict was read, helpless while prosecution witnesses accused them of sacrilege and "devilish dances" in church.

Putin himself has said the artists should receive a light sentence, while Amnesty International has already condemned the court's ruling as "bitter blow" for freedom of expression in Russia.

We're suddenly happier than ever that we reside in America, even if photos of Paul Ryan shirtless get more attention these days than the Vice Presidential candidate's economic plan.

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Too bad the cowardly Knights of Rethugs don't get arrested for "Hooliganism" for bad conduct and making our country look bad to the rest of the world. We need to vote in honest officials that are elected to represent ALL citizens that won't be bought by selling their souls to the special interest groups! No MORE SHEET WEARERS!

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The ones who suffer are their kids dum vain bitches tryina show form pfft shoulda stayed in the kitchen

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I wish these bitches do smth like that in Israel for example?! they would get ripped to pieses without a court by local freaks.

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Dont defile religion or the leader of Russia while in Russia duhhh. Theres no bill of rights 'freedom of speech' there. Shouldnt have tried to make news by heckling Russia...

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Yeah, I'm sure Putin cares what old hag lady Madonna thinks.