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Pussy Riot brings its fight to Brooklyn

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 - 01:02

Jan. 31 - The Russian band will attend the Bringing Human Rights Home concert in New York. Alicia Powell reports.

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Madonna puts her weight behind Russian punk band Pussy Riot. The singer says she will introduce her "fellow freedom fighters" at an upcoming Amnesty International concert at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on February 5. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will speak at the show during their first trip to New York since being granted amnesty by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The pair were convicted in 2012 of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after storming Moscow's biggest cathedral and beseeching the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Putin. A third band member was freed when a judge suspended her sentence on appeal. Artists set to perform at the Bringing Human Rights Home concert include American alternative rock group Imagine Dragons, the Flaming Lips and Sting. The event will resume a global concert series that began 25 years ago, featuring rock greats such as U2, Bruce Springsteen and Lou Reed.

Pussy Riot brings its fight to Brooklyn

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 - 01:02

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