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FIFA World Cup 2018: Pussy Riot Members Jailed for Pitch Invasion

Football | Reuters | July 17, 2018, 11:07 am
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 Russia jailed members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms. (Image: Reuters)

Russia jailed members of Pussy Riot feminist punk group for 15 days after they invaded the pitch during the World Cup final dressed in police uniforms. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Moscow court sentenced Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Kuracheva, and Pyotr Verzilov to 15 days in police cells and also banned them from visiting sports events for three years, Mediazona court news site reported. (Image: Reuters)

A Moscow court sentenced Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Kuracheva, and Pyotr Verzilov to 15 days in police cells and also banned them from visiting sports events for three years, Mediazona court news site reported. (Image: Reuters)

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 They were found guilty of

They were found guilty of "grossly violating the rules for spectators' behaviour" and given the maximum punishment possible under the charge. (Image: Reuters)

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 Verzilov is the founder of Mediazona website, which reports on trials of rights activists. (Image: Reuters)

Verzilov is the founder of Mediazona website, which reports on trials of rights activists. (Image: Reuters)

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 The four ran onto the pitch at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium and briefly halted play in the second half of the match between France and Croatia, watched by President Vladimir Putin and world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron. (Image: Reuters)

The four ran onto the pitch at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium and briefly halted play in the second half of the match between France and Croatia, watched by President Vladimir Putin and world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron. (Image: Reuters)

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 One of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, Pyotr Verzilov, who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, gestures during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

One of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, Pyotr Verzilov, who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, gestures during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Two of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, Olga Pakhtusova and Olga Kurachyova, who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, attend a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

Two of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, Olga Pakhtusova and Olga Kurachyova, who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, attend a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Veronika Nikulshina, one of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

Veronika Nikulshina, one of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 One of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, Olga Kurachyova, who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

One of four intruders affiliated to anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, Olga Kurachyova, who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, attends a court hearing in Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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