Yoko Ono joins calls for Pussy Riot’s prison release

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Yoko Ono is pictured before presenting the LennonOno Grant for Peace to Verzilov, husband of convicted Pussy Riot band member Tolokonnikova, in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) – Peace activist Yoko Ono on Friday joined the prominent call to free the three imprisoned Pussy Riot punk band members, saluting their stand for freedom of speech after being handed a two-year sentence for staging a "punk prayer" in Moscow's main cathedral. "I thank Pussy Riot in standing firmly in their belief for freedom of expression and making all women of the world proud to be women," Ono told reporters in New York, flanked by the husband and four year old daughter of one band member. …

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