'Free Pussy Riot' Scrawled Next to Murdered Women
Was 'presumably' written in blood, says Russian investigators
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 30, 2012 8:51 AM CDT
Feminist punk group Pussy Riot.   (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

(Newser) – The bodies of two murdered women were found beneath a scrawled message demanding freedom for jailed members of Pussy Riot, Russian officials said today. The women, aged 76 and 38, were killed late last week in their apartment in the central city of Kazan with the words "Free Pussy Riot" written on the wall, "presumably" with blood. An investigator cautioned that the killer was possibly trying to mislead police by drawing attention to supporters of the punk provocateurs.

Investigators did not provide the women's names and did not reveal details about their occupations or whether they had any connection to the band. A Russian tabloid quoted an unnamed investigator as saying that the bodies were disfigured by multiple stab wounds. The jailed band members' attorney said on Twitter that "what happened in Kazan is horrible," calling the case "either a horrendous provocation or a psychopathic" case.

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elderban
Aug 30, 2012 4:17 PM CDT
Admit it. The media is only covering this story so they can use the word "pussy" in their headlines.
SpaceCadetGlow
Aug 30, 2012 2:43 PM CDT
imagine the disdain felt by Billy Clinton when he caught wind of a free pussy riot and jetted off to Russia only to find himself smack dab in the middle of a bloody murder scene. Poor guy just wanted to participate in an orgy.
Bartmaeus
Aug 30, 2012 12:55 PM CDT
"You can bet your last dollar that Washington, which dismisses as “collateral damage” the hundreds of thousands of women, children, and village elders murdered in Washington’s wars against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, and Syria, is not concerned with the three Pussy Riot women’s 2-year prison sentence. Washington has kept the American hero, Bradley Manning in prison for two years without a trial. Washington claims the power, strictly prohibited by the US Constitution, that “scrap of paper,” to hold US citizens indefinitely in prison without due process of law and to murder them on suspicion alone without due process of law. Does any sentient person really believe that such a government gives a hoot about a two-year prison sentence for three Russian women? The Western media is silent about the collapse of the United States into tyranny. But, on cue from Washington, the Western media is loud about the dire plight of Pussy Riot. Has Putin, like the Amerikan presidents Bush and Obama, declared that he has the power to throw Russian citizens in a dungeon for life without ever presenting evidence in a court? No, he has not. Has Putin, like the Amerikan president Obama, declared that he has the power to assassinate Russian citizens without due process of law? No, he has not. Has Putin, like the Amerikan president Obama, declared that he has the legal authority to invade any country of which he disapproves and to overthrow its government? No, he has not." Paul Craig Robertshttp://www.prisonplanet.com/putin-is-demonized-while-democracy-fails-in-amerika-paul-craig-roberts.html