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Musicians to Free Pussy Riot Members

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Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot, were jailed last year after taking part in a protest at Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral. Amnesty International coordinated the open letter by the artists to free Pussy Riot members.

More than 100 musicians from all around the world have joined a worldwide call for the release of Alekhina and Nadezhda.

Yoko Ono, who also signed the letter, says: “I thank Pussy Riot for standing firmly in their belief for Freedom of Expression, and making all women of the world proud to be women.”

The list of artists includes names like Bryan Adams, Adele, Arcade Fire, The Clash, Coldplay, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Moby, Patti Smith, U2, The Chemical Brothers and many more.

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