Pussy Riot, Greenpeace activists get amnesty


This video from Russia says about itself:

Pussy Riot, Greenpeace activists granted amnesty

18 Dec 2013

Russia’s lower house of parliament has given a third reading to the amnesty bill, which means jailed members of Pussy Riot punk band may be freed before the New Year and charges against arrested Greenpeace activists are also to be dropped. READ MORE here.

Congratulations, Pussy Riot and Greenpeace activists! Welcome back out of imprisonment!

More on the Greenpeace Arctic 30: here. And here. And here.

Now, for freedom for other unjustly jailed people in Russia.

And in other countries.

For amnesty for Chelsea Manning. And for Edward Snowden.

Russia’s Pussy Riot punk rockers, solidarity activities


This Russia Today video says about itself:

Why You Should Care: Pussy Riot (E3)

As members of girl punk band Pussy Riot are facing years of jail for a blasphemous song in Russia’s main cathedral, Tim explains to robopal why giving harsher punishment if the offense concerns religion, is dangerous for society.

READ MORE http://on.rt.com/ctiscv

By Paddy McGuffin in Britain today:

Protests will take place around the world tomorrow in solidarity with members of Russian feminist guerilla-punk collective Pussy Riot as the Moscow court in which they are being tried prepares to hand down its verdict.

From Reuters:

Pussy Riot not a big hit with Russian pop stars

Alissa de Carbonnel

16 August, 2012 19:00

From Madonna to ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, pop singers worldwide have demanded the release of three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot during their trial over an anti-Kremlin protest on a church altar.

But the response from top musicians inside Russia has been muted. When asked about the case, many Russian performers seem puzzled by the support from abroad.

“What is so great about Pussy Riot that all these international stars support them?” asked veteran Russian singer Valeria on her personal website. “They must be saying this because someone ordered them to.”

Music insiders say Russia’s biggest stars may be wary of falling out with President Vladimir Putin for fear of jeopardising their main source of income – high-paying private concerts for the super-rich.

Putin jails Pussy Riot activists and cracks down on opposition protest: here.