Two Members Of Pussy Riot Flee Russia

Two members of the Anti-Kremlin punk collective Pussy Riot — a group whose Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich were sentenced to prison on 8/17 — have fled the country. More info:

Tolokonnikova’s husband, Pyotr Verzilov, told Reuters on Sunday that the two members of the group who have fled Russia had taken part in the cathedral protest along with his wife.

“Since the Moscow police said they are searching for them, they will keep a low profile for now. They are in a safe place beyond the reach of the Russian police,” he said by phone.

Asked if that meant a country which had no extradition agreement with Russia, Verzilov said: “Yes, that suggests that.”

(via the Guardian)

Verzilov adds that as many as “12 or even 14″ collective members still remain in Russia. Pictured up top is a Pussy Riot support group in Manchester. Head here to hear the group’s scorching new single, “Putin Light Up The Flames.”

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