Madonna tells Moscow Pussy Riot punks 'deserve to be free'

AFP , Tuesday 7 Aug 2012

American pop singer Madonna urges the Russian president Valdimer Putin to release the three members of the Pussy Riot protest band who face three years in jail

US pop icon Madonna said Tuesday at her Moscow concert that she prayed for the freedom of the three members of the Pussy Riot protest band who face three years in jail for insulting Vladimir Putin in a church.

"They deserve the right to be free," Madonna said in a speech delivered during her concert. "I pray for your freedom," she said addressing the detained group members.

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