Pussy Riot say Cossacks beat them with whips in Sochi

February 19, 2014 6:46 PM

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Pussy Riot say Cossacks beat them with whips in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Members of the all-women Russian protest group Pussy Riot said they were beaten with whips on Wednesday by Cossacks who are helping patrol Sochi during the Winter Olympics.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who served prison sentences over a protest in a church against President Vladimir Putin, said they were attacked in Sochi as five band members tried to perform a song.

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