Pursuit of Pussy Riot does not match the seriousness of the offense committed by the participating team. This opinion is shared by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Farida Shaheed. After the first day of his visit to Russia Shaheed stated concern about the fact that social activists in the country of are prosecuted. According to the UN Special Rapporteur, members of the group had the right "to challenge the religious symbols and values."
 
Article in Russian:http://www.mr7.ru/articles/53525/