Prosecutors refer Pussy Riot case to court
MOSCOW, July 12 - RAPSI. The criminal case against members of female punk group Pussy Riot has been referred to Moscow's Khamovnichesky District Court, the prosecutor's office reported Thursday.
"The Central Administrative Area Prosecutor's Office has endorsed the indictment in the criminal case against Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, and Maria Alekhina, 24. They are charged with hooliganism," the report reads.
On February 21, five masked members of the Pussy Riot punk-group performed a protest song called "Holy Sh*t" at the altar of the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. A video of their performance that was posted online provoked a public outcry.
Three group members were arrested. They face imprisonment for up to seven years on hoolaginism charges.