Free Pussy Riot

August 4th, 2012 at 3:17 pm by David Farrar

A Green campaign I support:

 This week the trial of three members of the Russian feminist punk group “Pussy Riot” started in Moscow.

They may have been rude and they may have been offensive but the charges are clearly politically motivated and totally disproportionate to the offence. Amnesty International considers the activists to be prisoners of conscience and are campaigning to free them.

Today Jan Logie, Denise Roche and I paid a visit to the Russian Embassy in Wellington to hand over a letter saying: …

We agree with Amnesty International that they are prisoners of conscience and we ask your Government to release these young women.

Being offensive to either Putin or a religion should not result in anyone going to jail.

The three band members. Russia continues to go backwards.

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