Posted in music on August 27, 2012

Pussy Riot protest in Times Square 8/17/2012 (via @gretchenrobinette)
Pussy Riot Times Square protes

Two members of the female punk rock band Pussy Riot have fled Russia, the group said.

"In regard to the pursuit, two of our members have successfully fled the country! Recruiting foreign feminists to prepare new actions," the group said on Twitter.

A Russian court this month sentenced three members of the band to two years in prison after they were found guilty of hooliganism for performing a song critical of President Vladimir Putin in a church.

Five members had taken part in the performance, but authorities had managed to arrest only three. Russian police were searching for the other two participants.

While Pussy Riot tweeted Sunday that two members fled the country "because of the danger," Pyotr Verzilov, husband of jailed band member Nadezdha Tolokonnikova, would not say Monday whether the two who have fled took part in the February performance in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral.

"Two girls have left the country to protect themselves. They are in the safe place. Talking about whether they will stay there forever, it's hard to say because nothing lasts forever. Probably they will return one day. But you must remember that there are 12 or even 14 members who are still in Russia and participate in the band's work now," he said. - [CNN]

In other news, Bjork has designed a Pussy Riot t-shirt that you can purchase through her website and all proceeds go to the band's legal fund. Design for the shirt is below.

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Bjork's Pussy Riot t-shirt
Bjork's Pussy Riot tshirt

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Tags: Bjork, Pussy Riot

Comments (18)

Chick on the shirt needs armpit hair for accuracy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 11:39 AM

Only buying this because it was designed by bjork

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 11:44 AM

Only buying this because it says "Riot"

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 11:49 AM

Gonna travel to Russia and then walk the fuck out... maybe to Georgia?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 11:52 AM

Gonna go to Georgia and each somma dat Dannon yogurt with them old fucks with the big stashes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 11:53 AM

This is all playing out like some shitty Refused video from the 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 12:21 PM

You had no idea who Refused were in the 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 12:43 PM

This is fucking stupid. They trespassed on private property, they deserve to go to jail. When you decide to do your "punk prayer" in a church that was refurbished through the donations of hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens you're kind of asking for it. Fuck Pussy Riot.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 12:43 PM

^ that makes too much sense for this board. please keep your comments to those that can be understood by scarves and sausages.

Posted by The management | August 27, 2012 1:04 PM

I'd have a riot in that pussy! Amirite? AMIRITE??

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 1:13 PM

"You had no idea who Refused were in the 90s."

I did. And they sucked then too, troll.
Go jerk off to Mars Volta's afros or something.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 1:30 PM

1:30 really nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 2:03 PM

Has anyone heard rumors of the new Sabra containers designed by Animal Collective?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 2:47 PM

I am so sick of hearing about these stupid bitches. Talk about lame causes. There are so many oppressed and imprisoned woman on this planet, why are these three so fucking special?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2012 3:24 PM

fuck these whores and bjork, they need 10 years in prison, at least.

Posted by gooler | September 6, 2012 12:07 PM

Thank goodness for free speech and our freedoms that we have in America. We don't need to seek out and recruit foreign feminist to avoid 5 years in prison if we criticize the government.

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scary masks.

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