Hacker collective Anonymous took credit for defacing on August 21 the website of the Khamovnichesky district court in Moscow where last week three members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot were convicted of “hooliganism incited by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years imprisonment.
The news quickly made the rounds of Bulgarian media because one of the additions to the site was an embedded video of controversial Bulgarian pop-folk singer Azis – the song in question being Mrazish (Bulgarian for “you hate”).
Other additions included Pussy Riot’s new single, Putin Lights the Fires, as well as numerous disparaging and foul-language remarks on different website sections, BBC News’ Russian-language service reported.
The website was later restored, court officials told Russian news agency Interfax.
(Screenshot of defaced website via Radio Svoboda svobodanews.ru)