Pussy Riot member loses another lawsuit against attorneys
MOSCOW, July 2 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – The Khamovnichesky District Court in Moscow rejected a lawsuit filed by Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich against her former attorneys Mark Feygin, Nikolai Polozov and Violetta Volkova, lawyer Nikolai Polozov told RAPSI.
In this instance, Samutsevich submitted a very strange claim, Polozov said. She demanded to invalidate some documents including her remarks from the Pussy Riot trial times. The attorneys are going to file a lawsuit to recover incurred expenses from Samutsevich, Polozov added.
Samutsevich was among the five young women who staged a punk rock prayer in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in February 2012. An edited video of their performance was posted on the Internet and caused a public outcry.
In August 2012, the Khamovnichesky District Court in Moscow sentenced Samutsevich and two other Pussy Riot members - Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova - to two years in a prison settlement for hooliganism.
In October 2012, the Moscow City Court changed Samutsevich's verdict to a suspended sentence and released her immediately based on her new attorneys' argument that she had been seized by security guards prior to reaching the altar.
On December 23, Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were pardoned and released from prison pursuant to a broad amnesty spearheaded by Russian President Vladimir Putin and adopted by the State Duma.