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Pussy Riot schedule appearance in New York

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 00:51

Jan. 21 - Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are set to appear at an Amnesty International concert in New York. Roselle Chen reports.

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Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot will make an appearance at a concert in New York City. The artists will appear at the "Bringing Human Rights Home" concert in Brooklyn on February 5, in their first trip to the United States since the women were granted amnesty in December. They were jailed for nearly two years in Russia on charges of religious hatred and became international emblems for human rights. The female punk protesters were convicted in 2012 of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for storming the altar of Moscow's biggest cathedral and beseeching the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of its president, Vladimir Putin. It is not clear whether they will perform at the concert, which will feature rock groups The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons and R&B singer Lauryn Hill.

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Pussy Riot schedule appearance in New York

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 00:51