"Pussy Riot marks the outer edge of Russian culture. And in this sense, today, they are the biggest, most important artists in the country."
Cuban authorities' use of detention to harass and silence political and human rights activists must end, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty International calls on United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin about the Pussy Riot trial and action on Syria.
It appears that President Putin and his buddies not only detest punk music and the vital services provided by NGOs, but the very act of dissent itself.