News sources are stating that the Russian female punk band Pussy Riot will soon be released.
Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism” after being arrested back in March after a performance of a “punk prayer” held at Christ the Savior Cathedral, one of Moscow’s main religious establishments in protest to Russian ruler Vladimir Putin.
Here’s official word from the Associated Press:
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed, saying further prison time would be “unproductive.”
Medvedev’s comments on Wednesday could signal the band members’ imminent release as their case comes up for appeal on Oct. 1.
The women had already spent more than five months in jail when they were convicted in August of “hooliganism driven by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years in prison.
The bandmembers have had global support in response to their imprisonment, from LGBT activists and advocates including Madonna, who during an August concert in St. Petersburg when she showed her support of the band. Madonna’s currently being sued for her vocal support of the band during the aforementioned concert for 10 million dollars.
We wish the bandmembers luck!!!