Former Pussy Riot attorneys will no longer comment on case
MOSCOW, November 26 - RAPSI, Diana Gutsul. The former attorneys of the convicted Pussy Riot members will no longer comment on the case, former defense team members Nikolay Polozov said at a press conference Monday.
He added that Violetta Volkova and Mark Feygin have fulfilled all their obligations before the women, and they are waiting for the final documents to be signed.
"I once again ask [Yekaterina] Samutsevich and her attorneys to get in touch with us, so that we can give them all the documents they need to send to the European Court of Human Rights," Polozov said. He further refuted media claims that the lawyers are withholding her passport and her car keys.
In late February, five young women wearing brightly colored balaclavas performed a "punk-style" prayer at the altar of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral. An edited video of their performance was posted on the Internet and caused a public outcry.
The Khamovnichesky District Court sentenced three Pussy Riot members - Nadezhda Tolokonniva, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich - to two years in prison on August 17.
Later, the Moscow City Court commuted Samutsevich's sentence from two years in prison to immediate release on probation due to the fact that she was detained by security prior to reaching the stage, and did not participate in the punk rock prayer.