Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pussy Riot Members Detained In Sochi- Accused Of Theft

Two members of the punk rock group Pussy Riot were detained for 10 hours just outside Sochi today after being accused of theft. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said she and a fellow bandmate were just walking through town and trying to organize a protest when they were detained and accused of theft. Nine other people were also detained. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said that police used force when the activists were arrested. This was the second time in as many days that the group members had been detained.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and her fellow band member spent two years in prison after being convicted of hooliganism. They were released in December and recently attended Amnesty International concerts in Germany and NYC.

27 comments:

KhloeK said...

Sometimes my pussy likes to riot, mostly it just parties.

#pussydoeswhatitwants

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

Omg, dying!! Dying!!!!! :D

Kourtney Kardashian said...

You should be detained, cow.

Paris Hilton said...

I do think there's a Squatch in these woods

Lord Disick said...

Pussy power

Bruce Jenner said...

Oh Khloe!

Bruce Jenner said...

Sounds like these girls have had a tough time, 2 years for hooliganism? I thought that was teenage behavior.

discoflux said...

This means I'll get to hear more NPR reporters saying "Pussy Riot" over and over again. This sucks for them but at least now they've had real international cover. Not that Russia or Putin give a shit about anyone else's opinions on civil or human rights.

Kels said...

The girls in the pic aren't even in Pussy Riot anymore.

KhloeK said...

Basic bitches NOT wanted.

#whatsmellslikefish

Rob Kardashian said...

So gross, Khloe.
I do appreciate a good pussy riot though.

Count Jerkula said...

If the broads from that band are stupid enough to stay in Russia after their release, then they deserve what they get.

fontlover said...

WHOSE GONNA BE THE MEDICI FAMILY AND START STEPPING UP FOR ARTISTS?!!! #SHAKESPEAREINTHEFLESH

Sara said...

Count, I think they're brave (though you could make the point that all bravery is stupid - from the standpoint of self-interest).

They were the toast of NYC last week - wall to wall parties and celebrities and luxury -and then they go back to Russia to work for a better country. Good for them. I'm in awe.

OneEyeCharlie said...

Word, Count. The Russians don't play. They have the ingrained thug mentality. It doesn't disappear overnight.

Jacq said...

They're kind of asking for it, but they're also not going to bring about change if they just run away. At least they're bringing attention to the hate-crimes there. But when I think of loving tolerant people, I don't exactly think Russia.

Leekalicious said...

@Jacq

I totally agree with you. Maybe Amnesty International had a hand in getting them released. It sounds as if they are just trying to help others. I had a relative who worked with AI for many years, and they *do* get many people released. It's normally done from a distance though, and I would fear for the girls while they remain(ed) in Russia.

Count Jerkula said...

True that, Charlie. If they rouse enough rabble, they will be lucky to be poisoned. If they are unlucky, they will be taken, shot up w/ H until addicted, then pimped out to miners and oil workers in Siberia.

Sprink said...

"They're kind of asking for it?" Well...gee...I guess so.

Just ask Nelson Mandela?

AsileM said...

My god I wish America would do that to Miley Cyrus! Put her in the clink for 2 years please. For hooliganism to her vagina. Those coochie cutting leotards she wears should be deemed a hate crime!

NapAssasin said...

I'm curious when they'll ask for asylum. And why didn't they on their press tour. Good luck ladies !

Kimba said...

Pussy Riot are the voices of many who are politically standing up to Putin - incredibly brave to do so, they travel to shine light on the crimes back home - not to run.

Lola said...

My daughter and I saw them on Colbert a couple of weeks ago. They are funny, articulate, charming and smart.

Neither of us had heard their music before but I am a huge fan of anyone who stands up for both human rights and for DOING what is right, especially in the face of danger to themselves. It's easy to advocate for change from a safe distance. It takes courage most of us can't even fathom to advocate on the front lines by putting everything on the line, even our lives.

Lola said...

*"their" not "our"

Bass bitch said...

Please stop

LoMo said...

@Kimba I too think, that they're brave, very devoted to their issues.

I also wonder a lot about their kids: they can't have too much mommy&me time...

FlirtyChick74 said...

@LoMo Thanks for bringing that up. These ladies are wives, moms and daughters. They just can't pick up and move. They're being practical.