• Russia: Pussy Riot appeals to European court

    According to Moscow Times on 25 May 2015, two members of the female protest group Pussy Riot have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights after Russian police failed to prosecute a group of men who attacked them with a whip and pepper spray in front of witnesses in 2014. Pussy Riot members Nadezhda […]
  • Russia: Supreme Court upholds sentence against Pussy Riot members

    Russia’s Supreme Court has refused to review the sentence of the Pussy Riot punk band members, the court’s press office told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI). The court dismissed an appeal filed by the band member Yekaterina Samutsevich seeking reversal of the verdict. Pussy Riot’s legal case timeline: • In February 2012, five young […]
  • USA: Ai Weiwei exhibition features music by imprisoned musicians

    A new exhibition by the acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei opened on 27 September 2014 on Alcatraz near San Fransisco, USA. It features music by Tibetan singer Lolo and Pussy Riot, highlighting threads which connect artists around the planet who face harassment, pressure, persecution, prosecution and even death for expressing their opinion and their art. […]
  • Freemuse meets Pussy Riot: Punk is a great inspiration

    There was a good deal of humour and a talk about the meaning of punk culture when original Pussy Riot members Masha and Nadya (Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova) met Freemuse Director Ole Reitov in front of an audience at a jam-packed Kulturhuset in Oslo, Norway, on 13 May 2014. Asked whether music has to […]
  • Russia: Pussy Riot members appeal sentence in Supreme Court

    The sentence of controversial Pussy Riot punk band members has been appealed again. The band member Yekaterina Samutsevich has filed with Russia’s Supreme Court a supervisory appeal against the verdict. In August 2012, the Khamovnichesky District Court in Moscow sentenced Samutsevich and two other Pussy Riot members – Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova – to […]
  • Russia: Pussy Riot members detained three times

    Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who spent nearly two years in prison for protesting against Putin in a church, said they had been detained three times while trying to film a new music video in Sochi just before the Olympic Games were to begin. This is the first music video to be published by the […]
  • Russia: Freedom promised to the two imprisoned Pussy Riot members

    The Russian State Duma has passed an amnesty bill submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin that seems to promise freedom for the two jailed members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. According to the attorney Irina Khrunova, Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina may be freed before New Year, as soon as […]
  • Russia: Pussy Riot appeal referred back to Moscow Court

    The Supreme Court has referred an appeal by three members of the Pussy Riot punk group against their prison sentences back to a Moscow court. Moscow City Court rejected an appeal against their sentences on 29 May 2013. The defense team then appealed that ruling at the Supreme Court. The imprisoned Pussy Riot members Maria […]
  • Russia: Pussy Riot’s Alyokhina appealing to Supreme Court

    The defense of a Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina, who was convicted last year of hooliganism for singing a song against President Vladimir Putin, will file a supervisory appeal against her sentence with the Supreme Court, her lawyer said. The appeal from the feminist punk rocker follows a similar application with the same court by […]
  • Russia: Imprisoned Pussy Riot member moved to another prison

    Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot, is reportedly to be moved from a prison camp in Mordovia republic, allegedly one of the toughest women’s prison in Russia, to another prison in Alatyr in the neighboring region of Chuvashia. In two rounds, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been on hunger strike for better […]
  • Russia: Pussy Riot member subject to death threats and isolation

    Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who has beenconvicted to two years in prison over a “punk prayer” protest against Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral in August 2012, has been moved into isolation after she announced to be starting a hunger strike. On 23 September 2013, a letter by the 23-year-old imprisoned Pussy-Riot member announcing her starting a […]
  • Sweden: ‘Impossible Music Sessions’ in Stockholm

    On 11 June 2013, music written by the censored artists Pussy Riot and Arya Aramnejad will be interpreted and presented in the Swedish capital Stockholm by the artists Jennie Abrahamson, Linnéa Olsson and Love Antell. The concert, entitled ‘The Impossible Music Sessions Stockholm Session #1’ is organised by SKAP, the Swedish Society of Popular Music, […]
  • Russia: Jailed Pussy Riot member in hunger strike

    Maria Alyokhina in prison. Photo: courtesy of RIA Novosti Freemuse Statement regarding Maria Alyokhina: Freemuse learns with dismay of the launching of a hunger strike by jailed Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina, in protest against the brutal conditions of her detention and the lack of fairly adjudicatation of her conviction. Freemuse sent an appeal to […]
  • After Pussy Riot, artists must stand for each other, everywhere

    FREEMUSE COMMENTARY ##PagePublishedLong## AFTER PUSSY RIOT:Artists must stand for each other, everywhere It’s impossible to know yet whether the wave of international support received by the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot during their just completed trial impacted the verdict in any way. But it’s clear that the plight of the three young women who now […]
  • EU: Freedom of speech debated on Creators Conference

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## EU: Freedom of speech debated on Creators Conference A conference on freedom of speech, technology and authors’ rights, organised under the High Patronage of the European Parliament, will take place on 20 February 2013 at the Theatre du Vaudeville in Brussels, Belgium. It is entitled ‘Creators Conference 2013’. The opening plenary session of […]
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    NYHEDER ##PagePublishedLong## Rusland:Pussy Riot p             Klaus Slavensky taler foran Ruslands ambassade Ingen anden musiker-retssag de seneste 14  L 29 s 29 s 38 s Related reading on freemuse.org
  • Cameroon/Russia: The artist vs. the state

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Video recordings from ‘All that is Banned is Desired’:The artist vs. the state In the session ‘THE ARTIST VS. THE STATE: THE CASE OF LAPIRO DE MBANGA AND THE CAMPAIGN FOR PUSSY RIOT’, Maran Turner and Alexander Cheparukhin give insight into two cases where artists have been speaking out and as a result […]
  • Russia: Pussy Riot on everyone’s lips

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Russia:Pussy Riot on everyone’s lipsPussy Riot’s court case in Moscow suddenly placed musical freedom of expression high on the agenda of the Western media during July and August 2012. According to Google News, Pussy Riot was mentioned in no less than two million different news articles on the net, and receives a staggering […]
  • Russia: Interview with released Pussy Riot member

    ARTICLES ##PagePublishedLong## Russia:First interview with released Pussy Riot member Index on Censorship had the exclusive opportunity to interview Pussy Riot member Ekatrina Samutsevich who was freed by a Moscow court on 10 October 2012. The interview took place during the same week as Samutsevich’s friends and fellow band mates Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were […]
  • Freemuse: The case of Pussy Riot – behind the scenes

    ARTICLES ##PagePublishedLong## Freemuse:The case of Pussy Riot — behind the scenes Summing up: A talk with Freemuse’s Campaign Officer about how Freemuse has worked on the case of Pussy Riot since three members of the band were detained in March 2012. Freemuse started following and working on the case of Pussy Riot immediately after the Secretariat received […]
  • Russia: Detention of Pussy Riot members extended again

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Russia:Detention of Pussy Riot members extended again On 20 June 2012, a Tagansky district court ruled to keep the three detained band members of Pussy Riot in prison until 24 July 2012 while the police probe continues. Since February 2012, three band members of the all-female punk rock band from Moscow have been […]
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  • Russia: Freemuse calls for free and fair trial for Pussy Riot

    CAMPAIGN NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Russia: Freemuse calls for free and fair trial for Pussy Riot Freemuse sends appeals to President Vladimir Putin, Kirill I of the Russian Orthodox Church, the public and district prosecutor and the district court, calling for a fair and free trial for the three band members of Pussy Riot. At a closed […]
  • Russia: Prosecutor seeks three years sentence for members of Pussy Riot

    CAMPAIGN NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Russia:Prosecutor seeks three years sentence for members of Pussy Riot On the seventh day of the legal proceedings in Moscow, the prosecutor called for a three year prison sentence for Pussy Riot band members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich. The three women, detained since March 2012 for staging a music […]
  • Russia: Pussy Riot member freed, two others to remain in prison

    CAMPAIGN NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Russia: Pussy Riot member freed, two others to remain in prison On 10 October 2012, a Moscow appeals court freed one of the jailed Pussy Riot members, 30-year-old Ekaterina Samutsevitsj, but upheld the two-year prison sentence for the two others who are to serve remainder of their sentences in penal colony. All […]
  • Russia: Pussy Riot found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison

    CAMPAIGN NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Russia:Pussy Riot found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison On 17 August 2012, the three members of the punk collective Pussy Riot received guilty verdicts and were each sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. According to the judge, they had “deeply insulted the faith of believers with their disrespectful criminal act […]
  • Russia: Punk band arrested after protesting against Putin

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Russia:Punk band arrested after protesting against Putin Shortly before the presidential elections in Russia, authorities put an end to punk band Pussy Riot’s anti-Putin protest concerts, held illegally in public places, by arresting six members of the band, reported the newspaper The Moscow Times. You do not really need to be able to […]
  • Russia: Detention of Pussy Riot members extended to three months

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Russia:Detention of Pussy Riot members extended to three months Following the punk group Pussy Riot’s protest song in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral on 21 February 2012, Russian authorities arrested three women who are held in detention until their case comes before court on 24 June. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were arrested on […]
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