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Pussy Riot Comes To The USA To Demand JUSTICE FOR CECILY

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In breaking news, members of the punk band “Pussy Riot” have made their way from from Russia to the United States, to visit Cecily McMillan, 25, an American Political Prisoner. Ironically enough, there was widespread support for the jailed members of the punk band, when a brief musical set at a church resulted in serious time behind bars.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina spent nearly two years behind bars in Russia after their group performed a “punk prayer” song attacking President Vladimir Putin in an Orthodox cathedral located in Moscow.

The imprisonment was viewed by many Americans as politically and religiously motivated. Yet now that Occupy Wall Street protestor Cecily McMillan is facing 7 years for barely bumping a New York City police officer who groped her, there has been comparatively little support from the general public in the U.S.

Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina met McMillan at Riker’s Island jail in New York this week, where McMillan is being held awaiting sentencing.

McMillan was found guilty of deliberately elbowing Officer Grantley Bovell in the face after he grabbed her chest, bruising her in the exact location where his hands had inappropriately been placed. The punk pair said at a press conference last week in Washington that they were “appalled and saddened” about McMillan’s case. They did not hesitate to call McMillan a “political prisoner”.

On Twitter, the two added that: “We are hoping that Manhattan court will not convict Cecily McMillan to prison term. Anyway, it’s time to start your own, american Pussy Riot.”

The two further said that they “identified with Cecily’s plight, especially the disproportionate sentencing she faces” and “were very interested to learn about the injustices in this case”.

On Thursday it was revealed that nine of the 12 jurors who convicted McMillan have written to Zweibel, urging him to show leniency and specifically not to give her a prison sentence.

Show your solidarity and support for Cecily by signing the petition to Free Cecily Now!

http://www.change.org/petitions/governor-andrew-cuomo-governor-cuomo-and-mayor-deblasio-pardon-cecily-mcmillan-now

SPREAD THE WORD to all you know who support JUSTICE!

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