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Jailed Russian punk star denied parole


An incarcerated member of punk band Pussy Riot lost her bid for parole in Russia on Friday.

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An attorney representing Nadezhda Tolokonnikova filed an appeal at Moscow City Court demanding an early release so the musician could look after her five-year-old daughter, but on Friday authorities rejected the request.

According to USA Today, the ruling was made after penal colony officials stated in a court deposition that Tolokonnikova has been "decisive, insensitive to ethics and conscience and thinking only about herself."

The 23-year-old mother argued the penal colony didn't support her appeal because she "didn't repent."

Tolokonnikova and her bandmate Maria Alekhina have been trying to win their freedom after they were jailed for two years in 2012 for performing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin at a Moscow church. A third member of the punk collective, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was freed on appeal in October when her sentence was suspended.

Apr 29, 2013 12:03AM
The Russians need to get rid of Putin.
Apr 28, 2013 4:43PM
Russian justice is so stoopid! Of all the things to get arrested for! Vladimir "Puss"-tin must think he's a god or sumptin'. Either that or he doesn't like pussy!
Apr 28, 2013 9:30AM
Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church have certainly succeeded in making martyrs of these young women. And with each additional day they are kept confined we get a clearer picture of exactly how far the Church has strayed from the teachings of Christ. 
Apr 28, 2013 7:47AM
Why would she expect to be released early without feeling remorse or repenting? If she put her child first she would have gotten on her knees and begged forgiveness and made a public apology. I guess she is way to full of herself. She better be good or have time added to her sentence.Stupid is as stupid does, 2 years pussy,
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