Pussy Riot: Application to the European Court of Human Rights, Transfer to Prison, and “Companion-in-Arms” Award

posted 24 Oct 2012, 00:49 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 24 Oct 2012, 00:54 ]
22 October 2012 


Grani.ru reports, citing the newspaper Kommersant, that Ekaterina Samutsevich has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights. Her lawyer Irina Khrunova has made an application concerning unlawful criminal prosecution, unjustified detention and violation of the right to free speech. The application also states that the European Convention’s prohibition on torture was violated during the trial hearings. Lawyers defending other Pussy Riot members announced they are also preparing appeals to the European Court. [Read more]