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Published: 2014/01/21

Members of Pussy Riot to Join Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill and More at Human Rights Concert

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot will join Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids and more at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on February 5 for Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert. The pair were freed last month under a new Amnesty law after spending over a year in jail for “hooliganism.”

Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina, who will be coming to the United States as part of a prison tour, released a statement that reads:

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… A month ago we were freed from Russian prison camps. 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 Amnesty International concert on February 5th in Brooklyn!

Amnesty International debuted their Human Rights Concert series 25 years ago. Past events have featured U2, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead and many more. Tickets to the February 5 show are now on sale.

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