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Madonna offers support to Pussy Riot during Moscow concert

posted 8 Aug 2012, 05:39 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 8 Aug 2012, 05:40 ]

Madonna shows support for Pussy Riot during her concert in Moscow.


(MOSCOW RUSSIA) (AUGUST 7, 2012) (LIZ ROSENBERG MEDIA ) - Madonna has once again shown her support for Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot.

The U.S. singer also stripped to a black bra on Tuesday (August 7) to show the band's name written on her back in support of Pussy Riot's protest in Moscow's main cathedral against close links between

the president and the clergy.


Speaking to the crowd she then said: "Tonight and every night, I like to live," adding later that she is praying for the women's freedom.


Three members of Pussy Riot were arrested for bursting into a Russian Orthodox church and singing a protest against Vladimir Putin on February 21.


Accused of inciting religious hatred, Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, could face up to seven years in jail.


Earlier this week Madonna spoke to Reuters and appealed for the release of the group.


The singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and actor, who has often courted controversy during her career and sang songs including Like a Prayer and Like a Virgin, joined other international performers such as Sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith No More and Franz Ferdinand by commenting on the trial.


The trial of the three women continues and they could be sentenced this week.

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