Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova at
their first press conference since leaving jail.
Photograph: Itar-Tass/Barcroft Media
Leonid Ragozin in Moscow
Speaking publicly for the first time since their release, freed members of the Pussy Riot punk collective have told assembled journalists in Moscow they still wanted “get rid” of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, said that after serving more than 21 months of a two-year prison term they had emerged even more passionate about politics and had vowed to campaign for the rights of other prisoners.
“We still want to get rid of him,” said Tolokonnikova, referring to the song Virgin Mary, Get Rid of Putin, which they attempted to sing in Moscow’s main cathedral…………………
Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami gather on a road to block Nato supplies to
Afghanistan during a protest on the outskirts of Quetta. Photo: Banaras Khan /AF/Getty
Drone fired two missiles at a home in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said
A suspected American drone fired two missiles at a home in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, killing at least three foreign militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said Thursday.
A man attacked his former in-laws, his current wife and the head of a hospital where he had worked before killing himself…….
Photograph: Neil Aldridge/BWPA/PA
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