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Russia Pussy Riot pay compensation

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Russia has, according to the European Court for Human Rights on several occasions the human rights after the conviction of the punkrockband Pussy Riot.

With the conviction of three members of the punkrockband Pussy Riot after a timed in Christ Verlosserkathedraal in Moscow, Russia has their human rights repeatedly violated.

Russia must the women now pay compensation, ruled the European Court for Human Rights on Tuesday in Strasbourg. Two of the women of Russia, each of 16,000 euros compensation to pay, the third got 5.000 euros will be allocated. In addition, the three activists right on 11.760 euros in damages.

Both Russia and the three complainants may within three months appeal against the judgment.

Russian judges were the activists after their performance in the Moscow cathedral in 2012 to two years in prison sentenced. One of them came, however, after a few months all on free feet. The judges in Strasbourg had regarded the punishment as unreasonably strict. Freedom of speech was thereby violated, ruled them. In addition, were the women during their process humiliated because they are in secure glass boxes had to witness. Russian courts had, moreover, the five-month pre-trial detention is insufficient.

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