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State Dept.: Russia should 'review' Pussy Riot case
politico ^ | 8/17/12 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 08/17/2012 2:06:56 PM PDT by ColdOne

Reuters

The State Department expressed its concern over the two-year jail sentence given to a Russian punk band over an anti-government stunt.

"The United States is concerned about both the verdict and the disproportionate sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the case against the members of the band Pussy Riot and the negative impact on freedom of expression in Russia," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

"We urge Russian authorities to review this case and ensure that the right to freedom of expression is upheld," Nuland said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: anarchists; churchdesecration; homosexualagenda; russia; vandals
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1 posted on 08/17/2012 2:07:00 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

State Department needs to mind their own damn business.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 2:08:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ColdOne

I have heard the song Control, but never Riot.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 2:11:03 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: ColdOne

Freedom of expression? They desecrated a holy cathedral by standing in front of a consecrated alter playing rock music with profane lyrics. As acts of infamy go, this is like pissing all over a war memorial whilst doing a Nazi salute and yelling ‘sieg heil’.

Two years in a penal colony does seem a bit harsh, but this is Russia, and in Russia, they don’t screw around, and as Russians, they should have known this better than anyone..


4 posted on 08/17/2012 2:13:52 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: ColdOne
"The United States is concerned about both the verdict and the disproportionate sentences handed down by a Moscow court in the case against the members of the band Pussy Riot and the negative impact on freedom of expression in Russia," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

In other news, the Obama Administration announced the initiation of Predator drones and Hellfire missiles against customers of all Chik-fil-A restaraunts in the continental United States, except those within one mile of a mosque.

"We see this as a proper balance between walking back Christian hate against the rights of Gays to never be disagreed with, and reverence for the protection of religious beliefs of Muslims our Constitution enshrines" a spokesperson said.

5 posted on 08/17/2012 2:14:49 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ColdOne
I hope Vlad puts those witches away for a long time.

In separate prisons.

6 posted on 08/17/2012 2:14:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ColdOne; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is riot on this.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

It’s an internal Russian matter, nothing more, nothing less.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 2:15:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ColdOne
Today we hear unemployment is up in 44 states and this is the crap this administration feels the need to address. November can't come soon enough.
9 posted on 08/17/2012 2:16:28 PM PDT by One_American
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To: ColdOne

That’s a good name for a chick punk band. Heh.

Betcha feminist protesters steal it ... though it’d be better suited to male anti-war protesters.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 08/17/2012 2:16:54 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Seems quite incredible the Federal Government of the United States is so concerned about “Pussy Riot”.


11 posted on 08/17/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Seems quite incredible the Federal Government of the United States is so concerned about “Pussy Riot”.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: ColdOne
"Pussy Riot? I may have missed out on the Columbian hookers, but I'm NOT missing out on some Pussy Riot!"

~Bill Clinton

13 posted on 08/17/2012 2:18:23 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: One_American

>> Today we hear unemployment is up in 44 states and this is the crap this administration feels the need to address.

In fairness ... “Pussy Riot” is more in the administration’s wheelhouse. They’d almost have to be more qualified to respond to this ever-so-pressing controversy.

They’re fresh out of ideas for addressing unemployment.

>> November can’t come soon enough.

Ever get the feeling Obama feels the same way? Heh. I mean, he ‘inhereted’ so many problems last time around ... just think how many he’d inheret if he were re-elected.

SnakeDoc


14 posted on 08/17/2012 2:21:12 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: One_American

The White House is trying to get on top of the latest viral meme as being “upset” as everyone’s friend on facebook is...


15 posted on 08/17/2012 2:22:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Since the “Kony 2012” thing flamed out, this is their new cause.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ColdOne
They could get more time for bad behavior.
17 posted on 08/17/2012 2:27:11 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: ColdOne

Where’s Hilary’s reset button?


18 posted on 08/17/2012 2:29:26 PM PDT by mort56
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To: ColdOne

Maybe State thinks they should be treated like the Occupy movement? Or Code Pink?


19 posted on 08/17/2012 2:33:27 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: ColdOne

If Hussein wins in November, Russia might soon offer more freedom of expression than the US!


20 posted on 08/17/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: ColdOne
"We urge Russian authorities to review this case and ensure that the right to freedom of expression is upheld," Nuland said.

Thereby guaranteeing these three young women will serve every last day.

Somehow I doubt Putin appreciates being scolded by the Obama Administration.

21 posted on 08/17/2012 2:37:35 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

You all know that Hillary Hamrod Clinton, the most unqualified and incompetent Cabinet Secretary EVER, is only pretending to care about this crap because she has the opportunity to keep saying the word ‘pussy’ ;o)

Overthrow the Obamatollah’s regime...


22 posted on 08/17/2012 2:39:27 PM PDT by delcopatriot (Defeat Obamatollah and his czars!)
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To: a fool in paradise

23 posted on 08/17/2012 2:43:24 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Drew68
Somehow I doubt Putin appreciates being scolded by the Obama Administration.

Putin thinks about Obama when he needs a shoe shine.

24 posted on 08/17/2012 2:46:00 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: delcopatriot

A Pussy Riot should get screwed.


25 posted on 08/17/2012 2:47:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: ColdOne
The State Department expressed its concern over the two-year jail sentence given to a Russian punk band over an anti-government stunt.

How ironic.

Meanwhile, an "anti-government stunt" here would probably be labeled a "hate crime."

26 posted on 08/17/2012 2:50:07 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: ColdOne
Yeah let's see what freedom of expression there is if it involved the Magic Negro™!

Automatic racist hate crime.

27 posted on 08/17/2012 3:01:01 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain)
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To: ColdOne

Someone should review the slaughter at the Branch Dividian Compound in Waco.


28 posted on 08/17/2012 3:18:09 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Navy Patriot
Putin thinks about Obama when he needs a shoe shine.

"Now go home and get your shine box."

29 posted on 08/17/2012 3:21:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Kasparov was also arrested today while giving an interview outside the court. I suppose you approve of that also.

The Russians are behaving like savages from the deepest Congo. I am surprised any freepers are defending them.


30 posted on 08/17/2012 3:24:40 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Meanwhile, an “anti-government stunt” here would probably be labeled a “hate crime.”
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Most definitely.

Just think .... These Poseurs sitting as the ‘Head Of State’ seem full bore on turning us into a 3rd World Hell-hole.

Would it be appropriate for US to request Jimmy Carter to monitor our upcoming election?

That should be the final step in making the USA just a shadow of our former self and the tranformation, as promised by BHO, will be complete.


31 posted on 08/17/2012 3:25:29 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: lodi90

Not defending them, just saying it’s none of our business.


32 posted on 08/17/2012 3:26:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lodi90

Kasparov! The chess guy?


33 posted on 08/17/2012 3:27:07 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: ColdOne
Maybe we should send Janet Napolitano over there to investigate.

-PJ

34 posted on 08/17/2012 3:34:05 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Iron Munro

Bingo!


35 posted on 08/17/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: rlmorel
was that really necessary? Just threw my dinner in the trash...thanks
36 posted on 08/17/2012 3:56:49 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: lodi90

Desecrating a church is a criminal act and it deserves jail time. This case has nothing to do with freedom of speech.


37 posted on 08/17/2012 3:57:10 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
Desecrating a church is a criminal act and it deserves jail time. This case has nothing to do with freedom of speech.

There you go bringing facts into this case.

38 posted on 08/17/2012 3:57:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wideawake
Desecrating a church is a criminal act and it deserves jail time. This case has nothing to do with freedom of speech.

What did Kasparov do?

39 posted on 08/17/2012 4:15:30 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: wideawake

Why are you pretending this is not political speech? They were protesting Kirill’s alliance with Putin.

Is Kasparov also a criminal?


40 posted on 08/17/2012 4:36:44 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Drew68

Putin knows how to deal with Occupiers. I love it.


41 posted on 08/17/2012 4:37:14 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: lodi90

Were the OWS protesters that were arrested criminals?


42 posted on 08/17/2012 4:37:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sirius Lee

Not talking about Kasparov.


43 posted on 08/17/2012 5:45:34 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: lodi90
If they wanted to protest Kirill's politics, they can go to his offices and chant and yell and march.

Instead, these filth desecrated the altar of a church. They deserve every day of their sentence.

Again, this is not about speech - if you were an Orthodox Christian and had any conception of what they did, you would not persist in your delusion.

44 posted on 08/17/2012 5:57:46 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: lodi90

They desecrated a church and got jail time. They’ll probably be paroled and let loose in 30 days. Then you can go listen to your Nazi punk band trying to interrupt the Vatican or Buddhist services at the Dalai Lama sakyapa palace. How long have you been a bimbo for Soros?


45 posted on 08/17/2012 6:18:31 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Gettin Betta

LOL...that video of Hillary did the same to me, so I can sympathize.


46 posted on 08/17/2012 6:57:53 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: sergeantdave

“How long have you been a bimbo for Soros?”

How long have you been a commie bootlicker?


47 posted on 08/18/2012 4:33:23 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90
Kasparov got arrested because he crossed a police line. He said so himself though he claimed it was an accident. But given the circumstances he shouldn't have even been there for these "ladies" do not deserve support.

He was very concerned about his own rights but neither he nor the punk rock band was in the least concerned about the rights of the parishioners of that church to freely assemble and worship in their own church, or the rights of business owners whose property the punk group has violated.

That doesn't make Pootie Poot a prince on other matters but the punk rock group asked for everything they have been handed because they have no respect -none at all- for the rights of others. I wonder if two years will be enough to teach their juvenile brains to respect other people's rights because other prisoners may not be as accomodating as the state. If they were just protesting against Pootie Poot they could do it on a soap box, on the internet, or shout it from their balconies... they don't need to use an unwilling congregation's church for a venue for their obscenities. And if they had confined their complaints to a legitimate soapbox, and had been arrested merely for speaking, then they would have a more realistic expectation of getting sympathy. But that is not what they did.

Mocking God in a church is not a good PR move except among the godless.

48 posted on 08/18/2012 4:56:44 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: lodi90
Why are you pretending this is not political speech?

Political speech doesn't require you to hijack an altar, or to throw stray cats into some restauranteur's kitchen, or to do perverted things in the parking lot of a grocery store. A soapbox in front of the legislature building or on your doorstep, or an internet blog will do, you can print flyers or write tomes, or you can host your own luncheon and invite people to come to your own property to hear your oh-so-important musings, you can hold concerts in you own venues- not someone else's unless they allow it. You can build a web site for free and rant all you want. But you don't need to hijack someone else's church altar.

49 posted on 08/18/2012 5:10:15 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ColdOne

Well someone had to slap them back into reality.


50 posted on 08/18/2012 5:14:00 AM PDT by novemberslady
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