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"The Cologne ones were "charged with disturbing a religious service" which is not what Pussy Riot did."

Yes, it is the same:

Section 167
Disturbing the exercise of religion
(1) Whosoever
  1.  intentionally and inappropriately disturbs a religious service or an act of religious worship of a church or other religious association within Germany or
  2.  commits defamatory mischief at a place dedicated to the religious worship of such a religious association
shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine.
(2) The ceremonies of an ideological association within Germany shall be equivalent to religious worship.

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_stgb/englisch_stgb.html#p1441

Sentence (2) fits both PR and the copycats.

by Katrin on Thu Aug 30th, 2012 at 11:52:51 AM EST
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