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[media-credit name=”http://www.baltinfo.ru” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]A 22-year old woman spent 40 minutes on a cross near St. Petersburg’s main cathedral in protest against the prosecution of members of punk band Pussy Riot, who are being tried over an anti-Putin performance inside of Moscow’s main cathedral.

A 22-year old woman spent almost an hour on a cross outside a central St. Petersburg church in protest against the prosecution of Pussy Riot, the punk band being tried over an anti-Putin performance inside Moscow’s main cathedral.

The self-crucifier was dressed in Pussy riot garb similar to that in which the group performed their hit “Mother of God send Putin Away” in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral in February. The St. Petersburg protester placed a collection box at the foot of her cross with a note reading: “For restoration of Russian Orthodox Church’s reputation”. The cross itself bore the warning “Your democracy could be here”.

Reports noted that although the event was staged at prime tourist time it failed to generate much attention from passersby. The protester hung on the cross for about 40 minutes before being escorted down by police and detained for violation of public order.

A local police spokesman said the woman will be charged with violating city improvement laws – an administrative offense punished by a fine.

Three members of the feminist-punk band Pussy Riot face up to seven years in prison on charges of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”. The high-profile case has sparked a heated debate in Russia with many slamming the case as politically motivated.

Last week the three band members declared they would hunger strike in protest against the “unlawful” court. One of the detainees, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, claimed the prosecution has no case against her.

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