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Russia: Second Pussy Riot singer denied parole

Headline Title:  Russia: Second Pussy Riot singer denied parole 26 July 2013 A Russian appeal court’s decision to keep a second Pussy Riot punk band member behind bars for singing a protest song is further confirmation of the country’s dangerous slide towards greater suppression of free speech, Amnesty International said.“In the space of days two young artists have once again been denied freedom when they should never have been arrested in the first place,” said Natalia Prilutskaya of Amnesty International’s Russia team.Today the Supreme Court of the Republic of Mordovia turned down…

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