Moscow Court Yanks Pussy Riot Video From Web

Says cathedral performance was extremist

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 29, 2012 1:04 PM CST

(Newser) – Pussy Riot's band members are sealed away in a labor camp, and a Moscow court is looking to similarly vanquish video of their controversial "punk prayer" performance into the ether. The court today ruled that the clip should be removed from the web, reports the AP, with the ruling judge saying that the video caused "mass disorder" and contains "elements of extremism. In particular there are words and actions which humiliate various social groups based on their religion," he said, according to CNBC. Click to read an update on the jailed punk rockers or Angela Merkel's take on the saga.

In this Feb. 21, 2012 photo, members of the Russian radical feminist group Pussy Riot try to perform at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.
In this Feb. 21, 2012 photo, members of the Russian radical feminist group Pussy Riot try to perform at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.   (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)
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Pussy Riot's controversial performance at Moscow's main cathedral may soon vanish from Russian internet channels.   (grEBLskpDWQ)

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