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Pussy Riot and Amnesty Intl to rally for Chechnya’s LGBTQ+ community

Pussy Riot and Amnesty Intl to rally for Chechnya’s LGBTQ+ community

Iconic Russian feminist punk rock performance art collective, Pussy Riot, will join Amnesty International Australia to call for justice for the Chechen LGBTQ community at a rally at Parliament House tomorrow from midday. Amnesty International Australia Advocacy Adviser, Joel Clark, says “Being gay in Chechnya can get you abducted, tortured and possibly killed. We have verified reports that more […]

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Pussy Riot Whipped and Beaten by Cossack Militia on Video

Pussy Riot Whipped and Beaten by Cossack Militia on Video

A video has been posted by the Associated Press of members of the punk band Pussy Riot being whipped and sprayed with pepper spray by Cossack militia after attempting to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday February 18th. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who were released from prison in December after […]

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Madonna Slams Putin’s “Intolerance of Gay Rights”

Madonna Slams Putin’s “Intolerance of Gay Rights”

At a recent Amnesty International Concert, Madonna made a speech condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attitude towards human rights. When introducing the band Pussy Riot, she said that Putin’s regime showed “blatant intolerance of gay rights, artistic freedom, freedom of speech, and human rights in general.” She also discussed Pussy Riot’s arrest, which occurred after […]

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Pussy Riot Members To Be Freed

Pussy Riot Members To Be Freed

The two jailed members of rock band Pussy Riot are set to be freed as the Russian parliament passes an amnesty. The State Duma, the country’s lower house, unanimously approved the amnesty proposed by President Vladimir Putin to mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of Russia’s post-Soviet constitution. The amnesty is expected to bring […]

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