Cathy Ashton blasts ‘Pussy Riot’ sentence

Cathy Ashton blasts ‘Pussy Riot’ sentence


The head of the EU's External Action Service, Baroness Ashton has criticised the sentencing of three young women for two years after a Russian court found them guilty of "hooliganism" at a protest.

"This sentence is disproportionate," she said in a statement. "Together with the reports of the band members’ mistreatment during their pre-trial detention and the reported irregularities of the trial, it puts a serious question mark over Russia’s respec...


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