Punk band’s jail sentences defended

Russia has replied to general critique of a jail sentences imposed on members of Pussy Riot, observant identical laws exist in other countries.

In an online statement, a Foreign Ministry pronounced that laws identical to those used to prosecute a punk rope request in Germany, according to a Ria Novosti news agency.

Three members of Pussy Riot were condemned to dual years in jail on Friday, after being found guilty of hooliganism and inciting eremite loathing for behaving during a cathedral in Moscow on 21 February.

The women pronounced their criticism was destined during a Russian Orthodox Church’s support for Vladmir Putin, who was inaugurated for a third tenure as boss dual weeks later.