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Pussy Riot clash with Russian police in Sochi

The two best known members of Pussy Riot said they clashed with plain clothes police and Cossacks Wednesday when they tried to stage an action in the centre of Winter Olympics host city Sochi. The scuffles came a day after members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were detained by police…

Pussy Riot members released after arrest in Sochi

Russian police on Tuesday detained the two most famous Pussy Riot members in Sochi, host of the Winter Olympics, questioning the pair for several hours in a theft case. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were only released from penal colonies under an amnesty late last year, were arrested along…

Concerns rise over ‘missing’ Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Concern for jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova mounted on her 24th birthday Thursday, after her husband said she could not be found in the Russian prison colony where authorities reportedly sent her in October. Tolokonnikova has not been seen since being moved on October 22 after protesting alleged prison…

Pussy Riot members make surprise U.S. visit to help free jailed friends

Two members of the Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot on Friday urged the United States to help free their friends jailed last year for an anti-government protest performance. The two women, who slipped into the country on a surprise visit, met with US lawmakers as well as White House…

Pussy Riot member could be transferred after court ruling

The prison camp where Pussy Riot punk Maria Alyokhina is being held broke the law by keeping her in isolation for too long, prosecutors said Wednesday, raising the possibility she could be transferred to another prison. Alyokhina, 24, is serving a two-year sentence in Corrective Labour Camp No.28 in the…

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