There has been widespread criticism of the sentencing of the three Pussy Riot women to two years in prison for their anti-Putin protest in a Moscow church.
Whether Putin or the courts take any notice remains to be seen.
Messages of support can be sent to the women – see the linked Amnesty web page for details.
Human Rights Watch has a report of the global attention the case has received, a positive sign despite the injustice.
Now there are reports of Moscow banning gay Pride marches for a century – yes, a century – following an application for Pride to be held each year by an activist.
See the linked Independent newspaper report.
Follow the news and Amnesty pages for any related actions.