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The case of Pussy Riot may revise and cancel the verdict

Дело Pussy Riot могут пересмотреть, а приговор отменить

The reason for this should be the decision of the ECHR.

The European court of human rights rejected the request of the Russian authorities to convey to the Grand chamber in the case of the punk group Pussy Riot. Thus, the decision on the complaint of actionistic to criminal prosecution for their action in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, made in July, came into force. Then, the ECHR found that against Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina samutsevich have been violated the right to freedom of expression and fair trial. The court did not find in their actions of intolerance towards believers and came to the conclusion that the punishment for the punk prayer in the Cathedral was too harsh. Therefore, Russia has to pay compensation.

According to the lawyers of the girls that entered into force the decision of the ECtHR suggests that the Supreme court should automatically consider the question of the abolition of the sentence and to decide whether to reconsider the case.

Recall, Pussy Riot staged a “punk prayer” in Christ the Savior Cathedral in February 2012. Three of the participants were accused of insulting the feelings of believers and hooliganism and sentenced to two years imprisonment. Then one of them changed the punishment to the conditional. Two were released under the Amnesty.

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