Egypt's Ousted President Morsi Faces Espionage Charges & Today's News
Egypt’s ousted President Morsi is facing more charges - this time, it’s espionage. A blind New York man is alive Wednesday because of his guide dog. Members of Pussy Riot and protesters from a detained Greenpeace ship might be free after Russia passed an amnesty bill.
Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced to three months of house arrest and three years of probation. Newtown officials are asking the media to leave their city alone. An amnesty bill that was submitted by Putin could apply to detained Pussy Riot members.
Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot walked free Monday, criticizing the amnesty measure that released them as a publicity stunt, with one calling for a boycott of the Winter Olympics to protest Russia's human rights record. (Dec. 23)
Russia formally drops criminal charges for Greenpeace activists arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace said 29 of the 30 activists are now free to go. They were given amnesty and are free to leave Russia as soon as they get exit visas. The last activist's case will be reviewed on Thursday.
Pussy Riot protest band members, including Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were released from a police station on Tuesday, after being held in connection with a theft in the Winter Olympics host city of Sochi. The pair were held for around three hours at a police station in the Adler district of Sochi, before appearing with other women on the steps outside wearing summer dresses, coloured leggings and their trademark balaclava masks.
Two members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot are reunited hours after they were freed from jail. Both women remain defiant despite nearly two years behind bars. They dismissed the amnesty law that set them free as a propaganda stunt. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova promised with her fellow band member to fight for human rights.
Two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot have been released after being detained by police in Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. No charges were filed against Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina. (Feb. 18)