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Paul McCartney, U2, Bruce Springsteen Join Call For Pussy Riot’s Prison Release

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pussy riotPaul McCartney, U2 and Bruce Springsteen are the latest to add their names to an open letter with Amnesty International urging for Pussy Riot’s release from Russian prison. Over 100 musicians have joined the call, including Radiohead, Yoko Ono, Madonna and Patti Smith. The letter emphasizes that the effects of Pussy Riot’s “shockingly unjust trial and imprisonment has spread far and wide, especially among your fellow artists, musicians and citizens around the world.”

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are still imprisoned in Russia after receiving two-year sentences last year for a punk protest against President Vladimir Putin in February 2012. Their parole appeal hearings are due this week. Yekaterina Samutsevich, a third member, was freed on appeal last October. You can show your support for the girls through their fund here.

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