Activists demonstrate to support the Russian punk band Pussy Riot in front of the Russian Embassy in The Hague. They demanded the Dutch government talk to the Russian Ambassador to set the members of Pussy Riot free. A Moscow judge, on 17 August, handed down prison sentences of two years for three young women who staged a protest against Vladimir Putin in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior last February and whose jailing and trial on hooliganism charges have generated worldwide criticism of constraints on political speech in Russia.
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