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Serj Tankian Releases Statement About Pussy Riot Verdict

Serj Tankian Releases Statement About Pussy Riot Verdict

From Serj Tankian:

Amnesty Int’l and a number of other human rights organizations have been active in promoting and defending artistic freedom of expression worldwide. However, there is no non-profit global organization exclusively representing artist’s rights.

The Pussy Riot case is a textbook example of artists persecuted for their opinions and expression. Putin should pardon them immediately to show that he is unafraid of their critique. Cases like this make a mockery of the judiciary in Russia while making the artists heroes in the eyes of the people.

Artists should boycott performing in countries that do not allow free expression of their opinions. This is one reason System of a Down has never played in Turkey. If we can’t use the word genocide on stage without threats of arrest or worse, it is not a conducive venue for artistic expression.

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Axis of Justice is a non-profit organization formed by Tom Morello and Serj Tankian. Its purpose is to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice.

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