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July 24, 2013 • Press Release

Russian Court Leaves Pussy Riot Singer Behind Bars

A Russian appeal court decision to refuse parole to Maria Alekhina, one of the Pussy Riot punk group singers jailed for singing a protest song in an Orthodox cathedral, is a further travesty of justice, Amnesty International said today.

July 22, 2013 • Press Release

Adele, Yoko Ono, U2, Madonna, Radiohead, Ke$ha, Sir Paul McCartney Unite with More Than 100 Musicians to Call for Release of Pussy Riot

More than 100 musicians have joined a call for the release of the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot ahead of their parole appeal hearings.

March 4, 2013 • Press Release

Russian Embassy Rejects Amnesty International’s Global Solidarity Map on First Anniversary of Pussy Riot’s Arrest

Amnesty International attempted to deliver the Free Pussy Riot World Map to the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. today. Russian officials refused to accept it.

February 7, 2013 • Press Release

One Year Before Olympics in Sochi, Russia Continues Its “Assault on Freedom”

With only a year left before the start of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia has little time to reverse its increasing crackdown on freedom of expression, says Amnesty International USA.

December 10, 2012 • Press Release

‘Pussy Riot World Map’ Shows Global Solidarity for Jailed Russian Punk Band Members

Artists from Pearl Jam, Roger Waters Sting and Flogging Molly to Demand Release of Imprisoned Members of Pussy Riot on International Human Rights Day

September 10, 2012 • Press Release

One-Night-Only Manhattan Benefit Will Feature Original Pussy Riot Videos – Including the Song That Launched a Movement

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) Executive Director Suzanne Nossel will join other human rights advocates, artists and musicians tonight in Manhattan to launch an international benefit tour to free the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

August 15, 2012 • Press Release

Amnesty International and CBGB, Legendary Music Club, Join Forces to Increase Pressure on Russian Authorities to Free Pussy Riot

The world-renowned New York music club and Amnesty International have joined in the fight for Pussy Riot. as repression in Russia threatens free expression everywhere.

July 20, 2012 • Press Release

Russia Implored to Release ‘Pussy Riot’ Group Following Court Ruling Prolonging Detention

Members of the Russian punk band 'Pussy Riot' have been jailed for six more months after performing an anti-Putin protest song in a church.