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Pussy Riot fined for Red Square performance

Source  at 24/01/2012

Two members of the feminist punk-rock bank Pussy Riot has been fined 500 rubles each for an unauthorized performance on Red Square on Friday. The band was detained and taken to a police station by police after their performance, Interfax reported.

The 370 division’s judge found two girls -- Galkina and Schebleva, who were detained in Red Square -- guilty under article 20.2 of the Administrative Code (violation of the rules for conducting rallies and pickets) and imposed a fine of 500 rubles on each [woman],” Interfax quoted the court’s press secretary Yekaterina Ilina as saying on Tuesday. Two more members of the band are to face a hearing on Thursday. 

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