Pussy Riot, Greenpeace Activists to be granted an Amnesty

To get their freedom, though, they will probably have to admit to some criminal guilt.

Pussy Riot, Greenpeace activists granted amnesty as State Duma passes bill

Published time: December 18, 2013 12:21
Edited time: December 18, 2013 14:47

Pussy Riot punk band member Maria Alyokhina, serving two years for a 'punk prayer' at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, at the Avtozavodsky District Court in Nizhny Novgorod hearing her motion to mitigate penalty (RIA Novosti / Oleg Zoloto)

Pussy Riot punk band member Maria Alyokhina, serving two years for a ‘punk prayer’ at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, at the Avtozavodsky District Court in Nizhny Novgorod hearing her motion to mitigate penalty (RIA Novosti / Oleg Zoloto)
Russia’s lower house of parliament has given a third reading to the amnesty bill, which means jailed members of Pussy Riot punk band may be freed before the New Year and charges against arrested Greenpeace activists are also to be dropped.

State Duma deputies on Wednesday unanimously supported the amnesty legislation submitted by President Vladimir Putin earlier this month to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the country’s Constitution. The legislation could come into force as early as this week, after it is officially published.
Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who are both subject to the amnesty, may be released from prison by New Year’s Eve, their lawyer Irina Khrunova told journalists.
“As a matter of fact, the situation entirely depends on whether the administrations of their penal colonies want their soonest release, but I think they would not like to procrastinate the release process for the two girls,” she said, as cited by Itar-Tass.
Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina are serving two-year jail terms for hooliganism for their protest action, called a “punk prayer,” in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral in February 2012. The band’s third convicted member, Yeakterina Samutsevich, who received a suspended sentence, is also subject to the amnesty bill, the lawyer said.

Amnesty for Arctic 30

With the approval of the amnesty bill, the 30 members of the Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise crew who were detained in September after staging a protest at Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Barents Sea will also be finally able to go home.
The activists are currently on bail and have been awaiting trial in Russia.
Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise (RIA Novosti / Sergey Eshenko)

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise (RIA Novosti / Sergey Eshenko)

Initially, the activists – who are nationals of 18 different countries – were detained on piracy charges, which meant they could face up to 15 years in jail. However, investigators later reduced the charges to hooliganism.
The arrest of the so-called ‘Arctic 30’ stirred bitter criticism from various rights organizations. Greenpeace also organized protests across the globe, demanding that the Arctic Sunrise crewmembers – 28 environmentalists and two journalists – be freed.
One of the activists, Ana Paula Maciel from Brazil, said she was “relieved” at the news, but “not celebrating.”
I spent two months in jail for a crime I didn’t commit and faced criminal charges that were nothing less than absurd,” Greenpeace’s website reported her as saying. “Right now my thoughts are with our Russian colleagues. If they accept this amnesty, they will have criminal records in the country where they live, and all for something they didn’t do.

http://rt.com/politics/pussy-riot-freed-amnesty-426/

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4 Responses to “Pussy Riot, Greenpeace Activists to be granted an Amnesty”

  1. Anonymous says:

    pussy riot are paid for by the NWO jokers

    what about the chicken

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=aea_1343072683

    paul

  2. Anonymous says:

    What’s happened to quality control Tap? No story here. At best they should have been asked to leave at worst a breach of the peace. What is the point of this post?

    Readers please watch the following if not already done so:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDQi9uMUodk

    It will not be long before 2 billion of us will be in the same boat!

    RabbiT

  3. Anonymous says:

    And I forgot to say, the reason the US government has caused this to happen is to destroy the lives of the loyal men and woman in its armed forces in order to bring in foreign military forces to implement martial law.

    Forget the ET bollocks their ‘aint time for it.

    RabbiT

  4. Anonymous says:

    Pussy riots was a jew inspired nonsense to desicrate christian churches, even the girls did not know this, and Ok it was lovely to see them with their tops off, but they were acting as jewsh whores
    no more no less, like Hilary Clinton a whore for Israel

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