facebook
twitter
search
search

No New Year celebration for Pussy Riot

Dec. 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM

MOSCOW, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the two jailed members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot said the women have no New Year celebration plans because of "strict rules" in prison.

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are serving two-year prison sentences for their "punk prayer" performance in Moscow's main cathedral in February, RIA Novosti reported.

"Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will have no New Year celebrations, because penal colonies have strict rules. Inmates go to bed at 9:00 p.m. and get up at 6:00 a.m. No exceptions are allowed. A rule is a rule," lawyer Irina Khrunova said.

A third convicted group member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was released from prison and will be ringing in the New Year with her family, the news report said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Joel Osteen heckled, 6 arrested during service at Houston megachurch
Ghost hunters discover woman's body at abandoned Mississippi hospital
Export-Import Bank ends operations as Congress failed to reauthorize
Walmart sorry for making Islamic State cake after rejecting Confederate flag cake
Wildfire burns at least 24 homes, 4,000 acres in central Washington