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British Musicians Speak Out for Pussy Riot

Topic: Punk Group Pussy Riot Case

British Musicians Speak Out for Pussy Riot
20:01 02/08/2012
MOSCOW, August 2 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: Christ the Savior Cathedral, Pussy Riot

Britain’s Pet Shop Boys, Pulp and The Who on Thursday declared their support for Russian punk band Pussy Riot and urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to see to it that the band members get a fair trial.

Three Pussy Riot members - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29 - are on trial in Moscow over their alleged performance of a “punk prayer,” calling for then-Prime Minister and United Russia head Vladimir Putin to quit. They face up to seven years if convicted on hooliganism charges.

In a letter to The Times, Jarvis Cocker, Pete Townshend, Martha Wainwright, Neil Tennant, Johnny Marr and other musicians expressed their "legitimate protest" to Putin, who is currently in London for the Olympic Games.

They said they were "extremely concerned" over the way Pussy Riot members have been treated in custody and demanded their release.

During the hearings on Wednesday, all of the three women felt sick and ambulances were called several times, their lawyer Nikolai Polozov said. One of the accused was given an injection for her low blood-sugar levels and doctors later said the trial could resume.

"We are especially concerned about recent reports that food is being withheld from them and that they have appeared in court in a cage," the letter said.

"We believe firmly that it is the role of the artist to make legitimate political protests and fight for freedom of speech. As he visits the United Kingdom this week, we ask President Putin to ensure these three women receive a fair hearing."

Members of Pussy Riot have called their “punk prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral earlier this year an “ethical mistake,” but pleaded not guilty to charges of hooliganism.

Amnesty International has recognized the three group members held in custody as prisoners of conscience. A number of prominent Western musicians, including Sting, Franz Ferdinand and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, have spoken in their support.

 

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  • PETEPETEPETELet them criticize their own house first...
    05:56, 03/08/2012
    Most Western entertainers are nothing but tools of the Illuminati/New World Order. In order to "make it big" they have to "sell their souls to the Devil" and agree to play ball with the powers-that-be.

    And here is the thing, the more "Against THE MAN!" and "Question Authority!" they claim they are the more likely they are working for the very same authority they claim to be against.

    This is obviously their showbusiness illuminatti bosses ordering them to do this.

    Let this artists protest the highly monopolized, corrupted and rotten music industry where Satanists like Aleister Crowley are adored. Crowley was a psyco that had to run away from England and Italy to avoid getting arrested for raping and killing little boys and he is the founder of OTO a huge network of masonic fronts that are very successful among this "enlightened" artists.

    Just one more thing, Sting and Red Hot Chili Peppers made plenty of musics in reference to Crowley and/or his Satanic stuff.

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