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Former Pussy Rioters sue Russian government

Jul 31, 2014, 7:34 PM EDT
(Photo: Denis Sinyakov via the Sunday Times)
(Photo: Denis Sinyakov via the Sunday Times)

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who were ousted from Pussy Riot earlier this year, are suing the government of Russia in the European Court of Human Rights, according to a report from the BBC. The pair are seeking reparations not for their 21-month prison stints, but for a trial that they liken to torture. Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova each hope to claim €120,000 (approximately 160,000) for damages and €10,000 (around $13,000) for legal fees.

“What can I say? Good girls! But, in my opinion, the requested amount is too small,” Tolokonnikov’s father Andrey told Russian newspaper Moskovskiy Komsomolets. “They should have requested 250 million euros, not 250,000 euros.”

— Ashton Cooper (ashton_cooper)

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