Russia's Pussy Riot protesters sentenced to two years:
MOSCOW |(Reuters) - Three women from Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail on Friday for their protest against President Vladimir Putin in a church, an outcome supporters described as the Kremlin leader's "personal revenge".
The band's supporters burst into chants of "Shame" outside the Moscow courthouse and said the case showed Putin's refusal to tolerate dissent. The U.S. embassy in Moscow said the sentence appeared disproportionate to what the defendants did.
What did the defendants do? See for yourself:
One defendant's lawyer said:
The decision was taken not in the court but in the Kremlin by Putin. It's a clear signal to civil society: You want liberty, we’ll give you camps.
The same defendant's husband said:
The only thing that can save my wife and daughter is a revolution. We'll do it.