Friday, April 25, 2014   

Freed Pussy Riot woman sinks claws into Putin
(12-23 15:39)

Russia freed one of the jailed members of punk band Pussy Riot whose almost two-year incarceration for a performance against President Vladimir Putin prompted global outrage.
The release of Maria Alyokhina from her prison in the city of Nizhny Novgorod under a Kremlin-backed amnesty was expected to be followed by that of her bandmate Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from detention in Siberia.
The two young women were convicted for their “punk prayer" in a cathedral.
Alyokhina used her first interview after release to slam the amnesty as a mere publicity stunt, and said that she would have preferred to remain in prison.
“I don't think it's an amnesty, it's a profanation,'' she told the Dozhd television channel, saying it only applied to a tiny minority of convicts. “I don't think the amnesty is a humanitarian act, I think it's a PR stunt.''
“If I had a choice to refuse [the amnesty], I would'' have done so, she said.—AFP
Other World breaking news:
Parents of SKorea ferry victims assault top official (04-24 19:14)
EU institutions vulnerable to corruption: report (04-24 18:25)
Germany suspends military exports to Russia (04-24 18:24)
Classes resume at school scarred by ferry disaster (04-24 18:10)
Obama urges Japan to take 'bold steps' in huge trade deal (04-24 15:34)
Angry parents seek autopsies of Korea ferry victims (04-24 15:02)
Earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island (04-24 14:47)
Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after landing gear failure (04-24 14:46)
Greece achieves primary budget surplus in 2013 (04-23 18:31)
Thai Red Shirt activist shot dead in Bangkok (04-23 18:25)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.