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National Security Brief: Pussy Riot Subdued

By ThinkProgress on August 17, 2012 at 8:43 am

"National Security Brief: Pussy Riot Subdued"

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- The Russian punk band Pussy Riot was found guilty in Russian court of “hooliganism” for their impromptu February performance on the alter of Moscow cathedral. Prosecutors are asking for three years of prison time.

- After initially dodging questions, the State Department called for the charges against Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab — for attending “illegal” protests and tweeting — to be “vacated.”

- South African police opened fire on a group of striking miners, killing 34 and wounding more than 70, unleashing a barrage of automatic gunfire captured on video.

- In another “green-on-blue” attack by Afghan forces against Americans, a local Afghan policeman killed two American troops amid a training exercise in the Farah province.

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