August 17: Global Pussy Riot Day

Sophienstrasse Berlin, August 15

Global Pussy Riot Day. With a name like that how can you not participate?

It seems the Amnesty International petition has not made a dent. According to the Guardian:

Amnesty Internationalsaid the Russian embassy in Washington, DC thwarted its attempt on Tuesday to deliver a petition with 70,000 signatures calling for the women’s release. An embassy employee “not only rejected Amnesty International’s pleas to take our concerns to Moscow, he unceremoniously dumped the petitions on the pavement,” the group said in a statement. “If this and other actions taken by Russian authorities are any indication, Putin’s vision for the country is a complete breakdown of a free and just society.”

The verdict is expected on Friday, so find your local protest.

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~ by Valerie Palmer on August 16, 2012.

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