July 11, 2012 SOUNDS ⁄  NO NOMS TIL PUTIN

NO NOMS TIL PUTIN
You might remember anti-Putin posse, Pussy Riot, from our March report on their threats to go on hunger strike. Well, now the two detainees, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich, have gone through with the big talk. Their prohibition on nutrition is a response to Russian courts deciding their defence team doesn’t actually need ‘til September 1st to review all the case material related to their ‘hooliganism’ charges, and instead, they’d best be done by today, July 9, mere days after the ruling. Dem gulags can’t wait.

They face up to 7 years in prison and things don’t look good for our rioting Pussies: not only do they face a sparring contest with a dubious criminal ‘justice’ system, they’ve pissed off guilt-trip connoisseur, God, too. One church official claims the almighty told him “their sins will be punished in this life and the next”.

G-to-the-OD’s press office didn’t return our calls to comment.

Their case has attracted support from serial clemency-callers Amnesty International and inspired court-side protests from Moscow’s militant arts community – something their apathetic London counterparts would only do if honey monster lookalike, Boris Johnson, declared an E-postcode wide ban on naff vintage clothing shops.