Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot were arrested yet AGAIN today!
Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who after being released from prison last year have quickly become the stars of the Pussy Riot movement, were detained on Tuesday in central Sochi!
With the Winter Olympic games going on right next door, the women were accused of a theft at Hotel Adler before police used extreme force to apprehend them! According to eyewitnesses, the arrest was EXTREMELY violent!
Tolokonnikova's husband, Petr Verzilov was there and described just how bad the situation got, saying:
"They were put to the floor and beaten and physical force was used to them when they refused to be questioned without the presence of their lawyer, who was on his way to the police department.”
Later, the girls posted pictures of themselves behind bars on Twitter (below), along with tweets describing their ordeal. Nadezhda explained:
"Unbelievable lawlessness, even we are amazed. Beat on the floor of the department, in the Olympic capital!”
Another tweet exclaimed:
"They dragged me on the floor in the hall of the department, hands tied behind back and thrown to the floor. Putin will teach you to love the motherland!”
That last line is also the title of a song that Pussy Riot members are in town to record in order to spread awareness about the social injustices being carried out by President Vladimir Putin and Russian law enforcement.
Both Nadezhda and Maria were eventually released from jail and Russian police say they are no longer considered suspects in this crime.
Well good, because we need you girls out spreading the word about what’s going on in Russia!
Jail them all you want! Pussy Riot will not rest until their country is TRULY free!
[Image via Clemens Niehaus/Future Image/WENN.]