Just like Pussy Riot, Sasha Skochilenko has incurred Putin’s wrath. But we won't let him win


“Despite the fact that I am in a cell, it is possible that I am much more free than all of you.” These were the defiant words of the 33-year-old Russian artist Aleksandra “Sasha” Skochilenko in the closing statement of her trial in St Petersburg last Thursday. Two hours later the judge sentenced her to seven years in a penal colony. The charge was knowingly spreading false…

This story appeared on theguardian.com, 2023-11-21.
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