Monday, August 6, 2012

Pussy Riot charges are a travesty of justice!

Russia is in danger of being seen around the world as a state ‘returning to its bad old days, when freedom of expression was forbidden. That the Russian Orthodox Church supports the travesty of justice being enacted in a Russian court, probably with the blessing of Putin, just lends weight to my accusations.
I am not saying that I think that preforming their ‘act’ in a church was in particularly good tastes, but to have these three women in custody for so long and then have a judge who is obviously ‘playing the party line’ is a blast from the past that Russia does not need.
If Russia wants to be taken seriously as an emerging democratic nation, it has much work to do and many fences to mend. I hope that more ‘thinking’ forces in Russia are able to bring about the release of these women. The world is watching!