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Bjork willing to team up with Pussy Riot

Published time: August 11, 2012 08:41
Edited time: August 11, 2012 12:42
Icelandic pop star and actress Björk.(AFP Photo / Patrick Lux)

Icelandic pop star and actress Björk.(AFP Photo / Patrick Lux)

The star of Dancer in the Dark, Bjork, has invited Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot to join the Icelandic songstress on stage for a “particular song written for all enhancement of justice.“

­The 46-year-old award-winning singer shared on her Facebook page, as well as on her official website, that she supports Pussy Riot – whose members are currently on trial in a Moscow court – as a musician and a mother.

“I would like to express I fiercely don't agree with them being put to jail because of their peaceful protest performance,” the writer of Declare Independence wrote.

Earlier this year, in February, three members of the Russian band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Ekaterina Samutsevich, 29, performed their “Punk Prayer” against President Vladimir Putin inside Moscow’s key landmark, Christ the Savior Cathedral. The prosecution has demanded three years in a minimum-security prison on charges of hooliganism.

Мembers of the all-girl punk band "Pussy Riot" Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C), Maria Alyokhina (R) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (L), sitting behind bars during a court hearing in Moscow.(AFP Photo / Natalia Kolesnikova)
Мembers of the all-girl punk band "Pussy Riot" Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C), Maria Alyokhina (R) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (L), sitting behind bars during a court hearing in Moscow.(AFP Photo / Natalia Kolesnikova)

The cutting-edge Icelandic star, Bjork, suggested that “the Russian authorities should let them go home to their families and children.”

The trial has made waves across the world with a number of celebrities, including Madonna – who exposed a “Pussy Riot” inscription on her back at her recent show in Moscow -Yoko Ono, Sting, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Peter Gabriel and Terry Gilliam, speaking in favor of the women’s release.

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