TV show 'Man and Law': We'll help Pussy Riot if they apologise on air
3.09.12 12:02 By News Dept.
The editors of the TV program 'Man and Law,' aired on Russia's main state run TV channel, suggested the convicted Pussy Riot members publicly apologize before believers during one of the program's airings.
The editors of the TV program have issued a special online address to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Ekaterina Samutsevich, and Maria Alekhina, as well as to their defense lawyers.
"If these women are ready to speak out with an official address
"We think it is important for the public that they make the first step and apologize before believers. Our program is ready to support them on TV and ask for a decreased sentence for Pussy Riot," the message said.
Pussy Riot's lawyers have commented on this offer, calling it "inappropriate and impossible."
"We have discussed the situation with our clients and we think that they have apologized enough during the trial," said Nikolay Polozov, the defense lawyer of Maria Alekhina, to Interfax.
He added that the program's producers contacted Pussy Riot's lawyers last Friday and suggested they come on the program on September 8 and publicly apologize.
"Taking into account that our clients were put in a negative light in one of the episodes of 'Man and law' we told the producers that we would come only if we edit the plan for the program. If it is changed again, they would have to pay us," Polozov said.
After getting the letter, the producer of the program contacted the lawyers and said that is Pussy Riot who must apologize, and that Channel One would stop the harassment of Pussy Riot.
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