Russian feminist punk-rock group, Pussy Riot, have been named among the nominees for TIME magazine's Person Of The Year.
Earlier this year, three members of the collective were arrested following a political demonstration at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral. They claimed to be protesting the link between Russian President Vladimir Putin and The Russian Orthodox Church. They were later each sentenced to 2 years in jail for holliganism motivated by religous hatred.
The case attracted worldwide criticism, particularly from Amnesty International and notable celebrities.
One member of the group, Yekaterina Samutsevich, has since been released on probation, while the remaining two, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, have been seperated and sent to prision camps where they remain to this day.
The winner of TIME's Person Of The Year will be announced on December 31st. You can vote for the people's choice award here.
Other nominees for the accolade include President Barack Obama, Mohamed Morsi, Kim Jong Un, Malala Yousafzai, Psy(of Gangam Style Fame), The Mars Rover, Stephen Colbert, Felix Baumgartner and The Higgs Boson Particle.
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