“I am honored to introduce my fellow freedom fighters Masha and Nadya from Pussy Riot. I have admired their courage and have long supported their commitment and the sacrifices they have made in the name of free of expression and human rights.”
Madonna‘s statement about her prticipation in the Amnesty International concert in New York next week.
Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina, 25, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, will speak at the concert taking place on February 5. It will be their first trip to New York since being granted amnesty in December by Russian President Putin.