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Free Rock Singers in Russia ACTION

World  (tags: humanrights, Russia, singers, freedoms, music, ethics, rock band )

- 2254 days ago -
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich were arrested in March 2012 and charged with "hooliganism". Russian prosecutors are seeking three years prison for the musicians.


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Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:01 pm
Signed, sent & noted. Thank you, Nancy. I've also signed other petitions at various sites this week regarding this. This is about young women in Russia "singing" truth to power and we should all support them.

Jason Green (235)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:39 pm
Thank you for taking action!

Barb K (1694)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:58 pm
If they're 'singing' truth to power why the ski masks?

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 5:22 pm
already signed, thanks Nancy

Fran F (116)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 5:54 pm
"Hooliganism" was the charge the Soviets used to use against peaceful protests like this one. Signed, thank you, Nancy!

Mary T (178)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 6:03 pm
Signed and shared already, Thanks Nancy.

Esther Z (94)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 7:06 pm
Noted and signed.

Ellen m (215)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 11:36 pm
signed, shared and tweeted...Rock on Pussy Riot!

Michela M (3964)
Monday August 13, 2012, 6:03 am

Nicole W (646)
Monday August 13, 2012, 6:28 am

Raiin Blue (72)
Monday August 13, 2012, 7:07 am

Joe R (190)
Monday August 13, 2012, 7:18 am
Signed and noted.

Ann L (15)
Monday August 13, 2012, 8:04 am
Noted and signed.

Darya Tumanova (67)
Monday August 13, 2012, 8:27 am
the girls are sick. they deserve punishment. you just don't know the truth.

DORIS L (61)
Monday August 13, 2012, 8:28 am

Carlene V (202)
Monday August 13, 2012, 8:30 am
Thank you Nancy, signed and forwarded.

. (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:05 am
These are the girls Madonna talked about iat her concert in Russia.

Reggie Thomas (5)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:07 am
Signed and noted.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:08 am
Noted and signed!

Dana B (140)
Monday August 13, 2012, 10:47 am
Signed, thank you

. (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 11:03 am
Are they for real? Killers get less time and these kids did nothing. Signed

Muriel Servaege (53)
Monday August 13, 2012, 12:52 pm

Lisa N (207)
Monday August 13, 2012, 1:54 pm
Thank you for speaking out. We understand that you are busy, and we appreciate your time and effort. Thanks Nancy.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 13, 2012, 2:12 pm
Signed thanks

Monday August 13, 2012, 2:56 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy

Sheryl G (360)
Monday August 13, 2012, 4:51 pm
Darya, I see you live in the Russian Federation, perhaps you know more than we do. Can you explain? Or leave a link to an article for what you speak on. Is this not a harsh sentence for what they did, even if they did not do it in a way that might please you?

Ruadha S (6)
Monday August 13, 2012, 6:28 pm
Yes, Darya, please tell us what we don't know. Are they serial killers, terrorists, chilld molestors?

All that I have read indicates I wouldn't like their music or clothing, (i think I'm too old!). But hey, they must have fans or they wouldn't fill a concrt hall. This seems a great example of non-violent protest, the Russions should realize this is better publicity than jailing singers.

Fred Krohn (34)
Monday August 13, 2012, 6:30 pm
Cue up Aquarium, 'Radio Silence'. May instead be listed under Boris Grebenshikov.

Robert S (111)
Monday August 13, 2012, 7:42 pm

I'm glad you posted his Nancy. It/they, deserve the attention. Hope it helps.

Regina P (67)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:54 pm
Signed. Thanks

Tuesday August 14, 2012, 12:43 am
I have perviously signed this petition, but I have noted it and will try and pas it on if my %#$@&^* compter will work for me!!!!!! Nancy, I always TRY and sign your petitions, but so often lately it just won't let me into the site to sign.. It is SO frustrating, but I will sign all those that it DOES allow me to access!

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 12:48 am
signed anad noted

Ludger W (65)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 12:58 am
noted, signed, ty

Joy W (100)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 5:10 am
Noted and signed.

Emma S (239)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 5:38 am
Done! Thank you, Nancy.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 2:42 pm
Signed, thanks Nancy. I have also signed other petitions regarding this.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 6:25 pm
signed and noted

Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 11:07 pm
"Hooliganism"?--oh please!!
Noted and signed.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 12:35 am
signed and noted thanks

leslie c (18)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 2:16 am
All actions taken. Thanks Nancy.

Patricia Cannell (825)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 6:14 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Nancy!

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 9:01 am

3 members of the Russian feminist, girl punk band, “Pussy Riot” are being held in detention until 2013 and may face 7 years in prison for performing a song called "Mother of God, Cast Putin Out!" in Christ the Savior Cathedral on Feb. 21. This is an attempt to frighten the youth of Russia into silence by making an example of the band. It is an attack on free music, free speech, free expression and democratic rights. Amnesty International are campaigning for their release.

Robert S (111)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:27 pm
Very Sorry to see this...

Russian Punk Band Is Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Anti-Putin Stunt

A Moscow judge delivered a two-year prison sentence on Friday against three members of a punk band who staged a protest against Vladimir V. Putin in an Orthodox cathedral last February and whose jailing and trial on hooliganism charges have generated worldwide criticism of constraints on political speech in Russia.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:41 pm
Yes, this is not good news, for they had not destroyed any property but sang their opinion. Guess that Country, is going backwards along with ours. A shame. That will send out clear signal to the youth, that the old days are back.
I hope the Gulags don't start appearing again, it's a slippery slope when things like this start.

Sara Williams (8)
Monday August 20, 2012, 11:04 pm
Wow, Putin must be very insecure to feel threatened by three female singers who only did a protest song. Signed.
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