Protests to be held on International Women's Day in support of members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot arrested in Moscow

posted 8 Mar 2012, 01:24 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 8 Mar 2012, 01:24 ]
Source: (info), 06/03/12 

· Gender equality  · Freedom of speech  · Freedom of conscience  · Ministry of Internal Affairs 
· Persecution of activists  · Protest activity  · Moscow and Moscow Oblast 

On 8 March 2012, civil activists are planning to hold solo pickets at the buildings of the Moscow Directorate of Internal Affairs on Petrovka Street in support of band members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot who have been arrested. Both of the detained are mothers of small children. They have been threatened with up to 7 years imprisonment. They have both gone on hunger strike at the remand prison where they are being held. 

According to this was announced by Nikolai Polozov the lawyer representing Maria Alyokhina who is one of the detained. "Activists supporting Pussy Riot are planning to hold a series of solo pickets on 8 March. According to the information I have, the protests will take place near 38 Petrovka Street," Polozov said. [Read more]