Two members of Pussy Riot expelled from a plane to Barcelona

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BARCELONA | Two members of the punk group the Russian Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina and Kyril Masheka, were expelled Tuesday from a plane at the airport of Barcelona, because of their drunken state, it was learnt on Wednesday from the civil Guard.

According to a spokesman for the police force, the two members of the group were to take this flight to Milan around 17 pm local, but ” were in an advanced state of intoxication, and the driver decided to call the civil Guard “.

“The agents have asked to give up the plane, what they have done without problems “, he said, assuring that they had not been at any time arrested by the forces of law and order.

The band had been present in several Spanish cities his show, called Pussy Riot: Riot Days, presented as a mixture of punk music and electronics, theatre, and stock images, and had to present it on Wednesday night in Milan.

The most well known of the Pussy Riot goes back to February 2012 when several members had sang a “prayer punk” against Vladimir Putin in a cathedral in Moscow.

Three women in the group, among which Maria Alekhina, were sentenced in August 2012 to two years in camp for ” hooliganism motivated by religious hatred “.

One of them, Ekaterina Samutsevich, was released in October 2012, while Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were serving 22 months of their sentence.

Russia has been condemned last year by the european Court of Human rights (ECHR) to “multiple violations” against Pussy Riot in 2012.

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