Canadian twist in Pussy Riot case sparks call for Ottawa to intervene

From The National Post:

The international case of the punk-rock group called Pussy Riot, whose members are being detained for an anti-Putin prank in Moscow, has all the trappings of a bizarre plot: a “punk prayer” calling on the Virgin Mary to save Russia from its president; criminal charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred; and a high-ranking Russian politician deriding popstar Madonna as a “moralizing” slut.

But Thursday the tale took another surprising twist with the possibility that one of the three feminist rockers is a permanent resident of Canada whose husband is reportedly Russian-Canadian. A Canadian blogger posted footage online of Russian authorities interrogating Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in which the stunning 22-year-old denies being a permanent resident — despite being shown what looks like an official Permanent Resident Card in her name.

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