Write for Rights – Pussy Riot

Pussy RiotTwelve (or so) days of writing for rights continues, and today’s case is a case that Amnesty International has been working on for a few months now. Three members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot were found guilty of “hooliganism” after performing a 41-second song at the Moscow Cathedral that accused the Russian Orthodox Patriarch of being too closely tied to Putin’s return to power. One member was let go after immense pressure from activists like you, but the other two have been sent to penal colonies to serve their sentences. Amnesty International is working to get the other two out of prison.

Please send your letters to:

Yurii Yakovlevich Chaika
Russian Prosecutor General
Ul. Bolshaia Dmitrovka d 15a
Moscow, GSP-3, 107048
Russian Federation

Start your letter: Dear Prosecutor General

I would first like to thank you for releasing EKATERINA SAMUTSEVICH, although it is a conditional release, as the three members of Pussy Riot should not have been prosecuted in the first place. I urge you and the authorities to release NADEZHDA TOLOKONNIKOVA and MARIA ALEKHINA immediately and unconditionally, as they are prisoners of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful expression of their views.

I also call on the authorities to ensure that while NADEZHDA TOLOKONNIKOVA and MARIA ALEKHINA remain in the penal colonies, they are not ill-treated by prison staff or inmates and have regular contact with their families and legal team. Please also respect the right to freedom of expression in the Russian Federation.

Sincerely,

Your Name

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