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FREE PUSSY RIOT Benefit Concert in New York

posted 14 Jun 2012, 23:54 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 Jun 2012, 23:56 ]
Public Event · By David Gross, Bryan Swirsky and 2 others

Saturday, June 23, 2012
3:00pm in EDT

Tickets on-line:
The imprisoned members of the Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot urgently need your help in bringing greater awareness to their situation and generate financial support for their insurmountable legal fees. The band have been in prison for over two months on charges of criminal hooliganism. On Friday, May 11, 2012, Moscow City Court affirmed to keep band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich in pre-trial detention until their June 24th court date. If convicted, these women face seven years in jail, each. Detailed information about this case can be found here:

In response, Knitting Factory Entertainment and Complete Control NYC Booking have joined forces in effort to organize an emergency take-action benefit concert to take place on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Amnesty International - who currently has the case listed on their Human Rights Watchlist - will assist by getting the word out to their mailing lists and by being an active presence at the concert. [Read more]