Dmitry Medvedev: Free Pussy Riot!

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Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev failed to put his bros first, and let his radical feminism show a little bit today, as he called for the release of the jailed protest band Pussy Riot. "I feel that extending the prison time [for the band members] in this case is counterproductive," said Medvedev, according to Russia Today. "In my opinion, probation would have been sufficient punishment, considering all the time they've already spent behind bars." Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Ekaterina Samutsevich were held for nearly six months before being convicted of "hooliganism driven by religious hatred" and sentenced to two years in prison for their punk prayer against Vladimir Putin. Following their farce of a trial, the women are up for appeal on October 1, at which point we expect Medvedev to rock a hot-pink balaclava.