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They weren’t given enough time to prepare their defense. Full story at the Moscow Times (via The Stool Pigeon):

Three women accused of performing an anti-Kremlin song in Christ the Savior Cathedral went on hunger strike Wednesday to protest a Moscow court ruling that they must finish preparing their defense against hooliganism charges by Monday.

Lawyers for the trio said two working days isn’t enough time to study the 2,800-page indictment stemming from the February flash-mob-style performance by the female punk band Pussy Riot.

“The government is trying to avoid a scandal by closing the case and sending the girls to prison by mid-August,” Mark Feigin said, adding that a planned appeal of the deadline would likely be rejected.


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