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Pussy Riot members to appear at Amnesty International benefit gig

Two members of Pussy Riot will make their first appearance on stage since being imprisoned at an Amnesty International benefit show next month.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were jailed in Russia until recently for performing a protest song in a Moscow church, will "address attendees" at an Amnesty International show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in New York on February 5.

It is unclear whether they will also perform, but the duo have been given top billing on a line-up that also includes The Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill and Tegan and Sara.

The pair said in a statement: "We are happy to support Amnesty International's work on behalf of human rights and political prisoners. We, more than anyone, understand how important Amnesty's work is in connecting activists to prisoners...We will never forget what it's like to be in prison after a political conviction. We have vowed to continue helping those who remain behind bars and we hope to see you all at the [concert]."

The concert sees the return of Amnesty's human rights concert series after a sixteen year break. This year's show will go under the name of Bringing Human Rights Home.






Watch Pussy Riot's protest song below:


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