Gazeta.ru
4/4/2012
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has recognized jailed members of punk band Pussy Riot as prisoners of conscience and demand their immediate release.
"Amnesty International calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the three young women arrested by the Russian authorities as members of the punk group 'Pussy Riot' who staged a protest song in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral on 21 February," the organization published in a statement on their website.
Amnesty International states that the jailed Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich admit that they are members of Pussy Riot, but deny performing in the Cathedral.
 
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