Pussy Riot pitch invaders given jail sentence

The four protesters who ran onto the field at the World Cup final in Moscow have been sentenced to jail, according to the Associated Press.

A court in Russia officially found them guilty of “violating the law on behaviour of sports events spectators.”


They have also been banned from attending sporting events in Russia for three years.

The Pussy Riot Twitter page revealed some of the horrible conditions the group had to endure in prison.


The four protesters, dressed like police, burst onto the field during the second half of France’s win over Croatia, and play was momentarily stopped while security grabbed them and escorted them off the field.

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A Pussy Riot pitch invader is taken from the field by security during the World Cup final. Pic: Getty

The Russian protest group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for the display.

The anti-Putin group released a statement on Twitter shortly after the display that included a list of demands like the release of political prisoners, allowing more open political competition in Russia and more.


France cruised to a 4-2 win over Croatia in the final on Sunday, winning its second ever World Cup title.

Ryan Young – Yahoo Sports