Girl is free again - level 2

Girl is free again - level 2

03-01-2014 06:00

A member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been freed early from prison.

However, she doesn’t seem to be very happy about it. She says that she had no choice and had to leave the prison. The girl says that she is free because it is publicity for the President Vladimir Putin. The 25-year-old would now like to meet human rights activists and engage in human rights activity.

The rebellious girl was arrested along with two other members of the band. They were convicted of vandalism because they performed a protest song in a church. The song criticised the Russian President.

Difficult words: engage in (be part of), PR stunt (event planned to draw public’s attention), convict (to officially say that somebody is guilty).

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