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Two Pussy Riot members to speak at Amnesty show

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NEW YORK -- Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot who were recently released from prison will appear at an Amnesty International concert to be held in Brooklyn on Feb. 5.

A Tuesday news release says Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina will appear during the Bringing Human Rights Home concert to be held at the Barclays Center.

Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were released from prison last month after serving 21 months for hooliganism following their March 2012 arrest for giving an unauthorized performance in Christ The Savior Cathedral. Calls for their release came from around the world and from top music stars.

The lineup for the concert, aimed at raising human rights awareness, includes the Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons and Lauryn Hill, with more to be announced.

 

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 22, 2014 D2

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