Now that Sochi is Over, Pussy Riot re-arrested along with 100 other activists

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Before the Olympic medals could even find their way into trophy cases, Russian President Vladamir Putin has begun rounding up his critics again.

Right before the Olympics began Putin attempted to improve his government's international image by granting amnesty to thousands of political prisoners, including members of Pussy Riot and Greenpeace activists. Now that the Olympics are over, they are being rounded up again.

According to Watchdog.net "A Moscow court is now handing down sentences of up to four years for over a hundred people who took part in a 2012 protest against Vladimir Putin, postponing the show trials until the Olympics were over."

Personally I'd like to see athletes who won medals at Sochi sell their medals and hand the money to Amnesty International for their work in Russia.

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