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Russian court has banned Pussy Riot’s videos

3 December 2012

A court in Moscow has labelled the band’s videos as ‘extremist material’, including the infamous ‘Punk Prayer’ in a cathedral in Moscow, Pussy Riot’s official website and the band’s popular LiveJournal-blog where it brings manifests and photos, reported Russian news agencies.

The Moscow court has ruled that websites must remove video clips of Pussy Riot’s now infamous punk rock prayer that spread across the Internet like wildfire.

According to BBC News, the court said it had based its ruling on conclusions by a panel of experts who studied the footage from the Christ The Saviour Cathedral. Judge Marina Musimovich said the video had “elements of extremism”, thus upholding prosecutors’ efforts to have the footage banned in Russia. “In particular, there are words and actions which humiliate various social groups based on their religion,” the judge added.

Two members of Pussy Riot are inprisoned for two years for their performance in the cathedral in Moscow. The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has repeatedly said that the two members of the punk band should not be imprisoned for their political protest.
Freepussyriot.org:
Moscow’s Judge Marina Musimovich Bans Punk Prayer From the Internet

Article in Danish
Politiken – 29 November 2012:
Domstol forbyder Pussy Riot videoer/

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