You Should Read the Pussy Riot Defendants' Powerful Closing Statements

Max Read ยท 08/10/12 04:16PM

The Pussy Riot trial โ€” in which three members of a Russian punk collective were charged with "hooliganism" and held in jail for months over a guerrilla performance Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral (you can read more about it here) โ€” ended yesterday with two of the defendants, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (on the right and the left, respectively, in the above photo), giving closing statements. You should read them.