Memorial Human Rights Centre on the Prosecution of Members of the Pussy Riot Punk Music Group

posted 19 Apr 2012, 08:18 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 19 Apr 2012, 08:19 ]
Source: (info), 17/04/12 

· Freedom of expression  · Freedom of conscience  · Artistic freedom  · Human rights defenders 
· Persecution of activists  · Public protests  · Moscow city & Moscow region  

On 16 April 2012 Memorial Human Rights Centre in Moscow issued a statement on the prosecution of members of the Pussy Riot punk music group. 

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The public protest organized by the Pussy Riot punk music group in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on February 21 has now been at the centre of public debate for almost two months. 

The debate is not so much over the protest itself, but rather the form it took – with an inappropriate reaction by both religious and secular authorities. [Read more]