Freed Pussy Riot member vows to ‘continue protest’

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:29

Moscow: A member of the feminist Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who has been unexpectedly freed from prison, has vowed that the group`s protest actions will continue.

“We are not finished, nor are we going to end our political protest,” Yekaterina Samutsevich told CNN.

“We have to act in such a way that they do not learn about concerts ahead of time and arrest us,” she added.

According to the Herald Sun, Samutsevich said efforts by the Russian authorities to divide the group would not work.

She also said that her "negative" attitude toward President Vladimir Putin and his "mega authoritarian project" remained unchanged.

“The situation in the country has deteriorated since our performance and the trial itself is a testimony to that,” she said.

Samutsevich, 30, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, were convicted in August of ‘hooliganism’ motivated by religious hatred for performing an ‘anti-Putin punk prayer’ at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February.

The report quoted Samutsevich, as saying that she had been treated well in prison and that Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were ‘holding up very well’ despite being ‘very, very upset’ at being separated from their young children.

ANI



First Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:29

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