NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 17, 2012
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(London: Duncan Golestani) The outrage over the prison sentence in Russia for 3 members of the band Pussy Riot who protested against President Vladimir Putin featured; scenes shown of the protest outside the court where Garry Kasparov was arrested, the “punk prayer” at a Moscow cathedral; details given about condemnation from musicians including Paul McCartney, Sting and Madonna. [Protestor’s husband Peter VERZILOV- says Putin likes to show his vengeance.] [MADONNA – says she is against censorship.] [Chatham House Russia expert James NIXEY- says Russia doesn’t often care what the rest of the world thinks.]
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