January 16, 2013 Berezniki City Court heard Maria Alyokhina's request to delay her sentence to make it possible for her to educate young son. After many hours the court decided to deny her that in spite of the fact that such deferral is practiced in other cases. The presence of numerous members of the media in the remote town in the Urals shows that the world was still watching this farce of Russian justice.
Freepussyriot.org international support group called for international solidarity actions with Maria Alyokhina's and all political prisoners in the day. Participates in at least 14 cities called for their release.
In Berlin, During the night from 15th to 16th in a few hours a laser projected on a 300-meter high Berlin TV Tower in the heart of the slogans "Free Maria Alyokhina" and "Free Pussy Riot".
The Russian Embassy was plastered with posters with images of political prisoners.
Berlin Rally - participants included Volker Beck (member of the Bundestag from the Green Party), Yaroslav Nikitenko (environmental activist) and Anastasia Rybachenko, who left Russia in connection with the May 6th case.
Here, as in many other cities, readings of poems by Mary Alekhine in Russian, English and German, and demanded freedom for all political prisoners.
In Bonn, as other cities, protesters gathered outside the embassies and consulates of the Russian Federation.
Moscow - Perm Region representation - here held pickets.
In front of the university in Munich
In St. Petersburg, a round table on "class, gender, politics - Russia after Pussy Riot", where issues of gender equality and feminism, morality and politics event was attended by Catherine Samutsevich.
Chants "What do we want? Freedom: To whom do we want? For Masha!" in Los Angeles