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Release Putin’s Political Prisoner – Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a Russian political activist and member of the punk group Pussy Riot, was jailed in August 2012 for hooliganism and blasphemy. Her crime was to stage an anti-Putin protest, along with two other performers, inside Moscow’s Orthodox Cathedral. Despite claims that Russia has made steps towards becoming a more open or permissive society, those in power took immediate steps to silence the band’s radical feminist message. Putin’s regime could not tolerate musicians whose stated goal is to combat “the repressions of a corporate political system that directs its power against basic human rights …

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Free Pussy Riot Solidarity Protest Dublin

Solidarity protest to show support for the three members of the punk feminist group Pussy Riot currently on trial in Russia. Show support for anti-government protesters in Russia and the right to free speech and for demonstrations to ciriticise the church or state. Protest organised by Socialist Youth, all welcome who wish to express solidarity with Pussy Riot. Video © Paula Geraghty 2012

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