Pussy Riot Members To Appear At Amnesty International Concert
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.21.2014
Billboard reports that Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina will appear during the Bringing Human Rights Home concert for Amnesty International in Brooklyn, New York on February 5. It will be held at the Barclays Center.
Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were released from prison last month after a 21-month sentence for hooliganism after their March 2012 arrest for a "punk prayer" performance in Moswcow's Christ The Savior Cathedral. Many people called for their release worldwide, including music stars like Madonna and Paul McCartney.
The concert is designed to raise human rights awareness. The lineup includes The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons and Lauryn Hill, among others.