Pussy Riot member has until July 9 to study case materials
MOSCOW, July 4 - RAPSI. The Moscow Tagansky District Court has limited until July 9 the term for studying the materials in the case of Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who has been accused of hooliganism in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency on Wednesday.
The court has satisfied the investigators' appeal.
The group of five masked women performed a protest song titled, "Holy Sh*t," at the altar of the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. The lyrics included lines such as, "Holy Mother, Blessed Virgin, Chase Putin Out!" The video was posted online and evoked a massive public outcry.
Pussy Riot said their performance was a response to Orthodox Church head Patriarch Kirill's backing of then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's presidential election bid. Putin won a landslide victory in the election. The patriarch called the 12 years of Putin's rule a "miracle of God" during a televised meeting.
The defendants have been accused of disorderly conduct and face up to seven years in prison.
On June 20, the Tagansky District Court extended the custody of the Pussy Riot members.