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Geddy Lee speaks out in support of Pussy Riot

Mon, Aug 20, 2012@4:23PM | comments

Pussy Riot show the court's verdict in Moscow 8/17/12 (Mikhail Metzel/Associated Press)Pussy Riot is the Russian feminist punk-rock band that recently made headlines when they were jailed for a performance inside a Moscow cathedral where they criticized President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. The band's arrest and subsequent trial have inspired a wave of protests across Europe and North America, along with support from artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Rush's Geddy Lee. From CBC News:

... Geddy Lee, frontman of Canadian rock band Rush, called the verdict a "shocking abuse of power" and a "Neanderthal overreaction to a fairly harmless prank."

"Clearly artistic freedom has no place in modern-day Russia," he wrote in an email to Evan Solomon, host of CBC's Power & Politics. ...

Thanks to Ross Rivas for the heads up.

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