Madonna Speaks Out For Pussy Riot At Moscow Concert

Pussy Riot Pleads
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The feminist punk band has pleaded "not guilty." Read More »
Mistreated In Jail
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Lawyers say Pussy Riot has been mistreated in jail. Read More »
Biased Judge
Pussy Riot says the judge in their trial is biases against them. Read More »
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Madonna Speaks Out For Pussy Riot

Last night at her concert in Moscow, Madonna appealed for the release of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band which has been jailed for five months after speaking out publicly against President Vladimir Putin. This video sent chills up and down my arms as Madonna spoke about censorship, democracy and freedom. What an incredible reminder not to take our freedom of speech for granted.

The three women were charged with hooliganism for performing a “punk prayer” at a Moscow church and praying for Putin to be removed from the presidency. During their five months of imprisonment, the women say they’ve been mistreated in jail. Their trial began on Monday and the women have said their judge is biased against them. I’ve been writing about Pussy Riot daily in Today’s Lady News, but Mother Jones has a good recap here. [YouTube]

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