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vrijdag 10 augustus 2012

FREE PUSSY RIOT PETITION


In just days, three women arrested by the Russian government could be sentenced to spend up to three years in prison for singing protest songs denouncing president Vladimir Putin. The women have been in prison without bail since February.
In response to the government's crackdown, artists in London and Berlin are organizing protests, and international stars like Madonna are speaking out for the three women still held in jail. More pressure is needed to set them free.
Canadian singer Peaches is known for her controversial lyrics -- and when she saw the government's response to these women for speaking out, Peaches started a petition with other musicians on Change.org asking the prosecution to drop the charges and set the women free.
Nadia, Masha, and Katya joined the musicians known as "Pussy Riot" to help raise awareness of government corruption. Together with a handful of other committed young women, they dress up in colorful clothing and sing about what they think is wrong with their country.
Now that they've been arrested, the band and the case have drawn international attention. Musicians across the globe are rallying to the cause, with Madonna interrupting her concert in Moscow this week to voice her support, and Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky sewing his mouth shut in protest.
President Putin is starting to show sensitivity to the pressure, and the defense lawyer has told the press that he thinks the judge may be moved by outside influence. To ramp up the pressure, supporters of the Pussy Riot defendants are planning to deliver petition signatures from thousands of people around the world calling on Russian authorities to release the women.
-- Tim and the Change.org team


Poster by Amnesty International USA

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