Los Angeles Times

Pussy Riot sentenced

Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina, left, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass-walled cage in a courtroom after the judge delivered the verdict at the Khamovnichesky Court in Moscow. Judge Marina Syrova sentenced the trio, who were found guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred or hostility after singing a song insulting Vladimir Putin in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow earlier this year ahead of presidential elections in Russia, to two years in prison.Maxim Shipenkov / EPA