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Poetry protest for Pussy Riot | 30-Sep-12

Poetry protest for Pussy Riot

On October 1 from 11am-1pm there was a Poetry protest for Pussy Riot at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in London.  Participants met at 'The Champion' Pub, 1 Wellington Terrace, London W2 4LW.

Poets read their work from CATECHISM: POEMS FOR PUSSY RIOT, an e-book collection including pieces by 110 poets, to rally support for Pussy Riot's appeal on Monday.

CATECHISM: POEMS FOR PUSSY RIOT, edited by Mark Burnhope, Sarah Crewe and Sophie Mayer, to be published on 1 October: ePUB, Kindle and PDF versions is available online. All revenue will go to the Pussy Riot Legal fund, and the English PEN Writers at Risk Programme.

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich, are currently serving a two-year prison sentence on charges of 'hooliganism motivated by religious hatred' after they staged a performance art protest at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. The case has attracted wide condemnation as a violation of the right to freedom of expression. Their appeal will be heard on Monday 1 October.

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A Translation by Carol Rumens of 'Punk Prayer' by Pussy Riot may be read here

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