Amnesty International called for Russian authorities to launch an "independent and impartial" investigation into the attack. “By all accounts, this violent attack appears to have been premeditated by an organized group. The unidentified assailants chanted slogans, held aloft a banner and filmed the entire incident,” the director of Amnesty International's Moscow office, Sergei Nikitin, said in a statement.
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In February 2012, members of Pussy Riot performed mere seconds of a protest song in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral that was critical of authorities in Russia. Two women - Nadezhda "Nadya" Tolokonnikova and Maria "Masha" Alekhina – were found guilty of "hooliganism" and are serving sentences in notoriously brutal penal colonies. Disappointingly, a court recently ruled not to allow Masha, a…
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