“What’s happening here is completely outrageous and disgraceful for our country. I’m here for two reasons: first, whatever you think about what these girls have done, they don’t deserve to be in jail; and second, I feel ashamed of my country.”
Opposition figure Leonid Gozman tells RFE/RL’s Russian Service outside the Tagansky court in Moscow as the court prepared to hear an appeal to extend the detention of Pussy Riot members.
Read more on RFE/RL’s Russian Service’s website (in RU) about today’s Pussy Riot picket in Moscow.
Read more about the Pussy Riot case: Lawyer Slams Jail Reprimands For Pussy Riot Members
The three members of female Russian punk band Pussy Riot who have been held in custody pending charges: (left-to-right): Ekaterina Samusevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Maria Alyokhina.