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Amnesty International: Violent attack on former Pussy Riot members must not be tolerated

posted 8 Mar 2014, 01:12 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 8 Mar 2014, 01:14 ]
6 March 2014

The Russian authorities must promptly launch an independent and impartial investigation into an apparently unprovoked and premeditated attack in Nizhny Novgorod this morning on human rights activists, including former Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, Amnesty International said. “By all accounts, this violent attack appears to have been premeditated by an organized group. The unidentified assailants chanted slogans, held aloft a banner and filmed the entire incident,” said Sergei Nikitin, Director of Amnesty International’s Moscow office. [Read more]