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Old 27th August 2012
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First, who would show a 5 year old porn. This is stupid. (Notice I did not say you are stupid. I am not being confrontational)

Oxford dictionary defines censorship as :
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the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts.
While the poor band members in Russia is undergoing a self-catalyzed oppression, it is not censorship. Their song and lyrics are PUBLISHED i.e. not censored. They perform in masks. They knowingly brought this on themselves. They exist only to "stir the pot". Wiki says :
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"The three detained members of Pussy Riot are recognized as political prisoners" and are charged with "premeditated hooliganism performed by an organized group of people motivated by religious hatred or hostility".
An article found here:
‘Pussy Riot trial not about freedom of speech’ — RT
says:
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“They have simply violated the law. Any civilized country has the law that protects feelings of religious people being offended,” she said pointing out that one thing is to offend someone inadvertently and another is to do it on purpose, which she says is the case of Pussy Riot.
“When they say that there is no freedom of speech in Russia, that Putin’s opponents are not allowed to speak, this is untrue because the media have been constantly criticizing Putin and they have been allowed to do so unlike many countries where you can`t criticize the regime.”
Pussy Riot are not on trial because they are against Putin, but because they have committed criminal acts which would be considered criminal in many civilized countries.
This is futile. Nothing will get solved on gearslutz.com. If you don't like the verdict, move to Russia and vote in new leadership. I really doubt that this has any direct impact on anybody posting here.

THIS IS A POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS ISSUE AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MUSIC BUSINESS.
-e