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Madonna and Pussy Riot members speak at Amnesty concert

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Madonna introduced recently freed Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina at Amnesty International‘s Bringing Human Rights Home concert that took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday February 5. They read powerful letters from Russian prisoners ? and led the crowd in a chant of ?Russia will be free!? Watch some video form the event below.

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Pussy Riot recently stopped by “The Colbert Report” to recount being imprisoned for singing in a church and share their views on Vladimir Putin’s harsh anti-gay laws. They also reflect on Vladimir Putin’s role in their release from jail and describe their efforts to improve prison conditions worldwide.

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