More than 5,000 sign Czech AI petition calling for Pussy Riot´s release

On Sunday more than 5,000 people signed the Czech version of the Amnesty International´s petition calling for the release of members of Pussy Riot, the Russian political punk band. Amnesty International revealed the outcome at a meeting it staged in support of the group in front of the Russian embassy in Prague. Some forty people attended the protest. The three members of Pussy Riot were sentenced in August to two years behind bars for a controversial performance in a Moscow church earlier in the year.

Author: Jan Velinger