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Members of Pussy Riot to appear in US at Amnesty International human rights concert

FILE - This Jan. 18, 2014 file photo shows Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, left, and Maria Alekhina at the Prudential Eye Awards in Singapore. Tolokonnikova and Alekhina, who were recently released from prison, will appear at an Amnesty International concert to be held in Brooklyn on Feb. 5. were released from prison last month after serving 21 months for hooliganism following their March 2012 arrest for giving an unauthorized performance in Christ The Savior Cathedral. Calls for their release came from around the world and from top music stars. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
January 21, 2014 - 11:02 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot who were recently released from prison will appear at an Amnesty International concert to be held in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 5.

A Tuesday news release says Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina will appear during the Bringing Human Rights Home concert to be held at the Barclays Center.

Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were released from prison last month after serving 21 months for hooliganism following their March 2012 arrest for giving an unauthorized performance in Christ The Savior Cathedral. Calls for their release came from around the world and from top music stars.

The lineup for the concert, aimed at raising human rights awareness, includes The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons and Lauryn Hill, with more to be announced.

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Online:

http://www.amnestyusa.org/Feb5concert

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