Join us for a live discussion with Nadya and Masha of Pussy Riot

This Friday, we’re honoured to have two founding members of the Russian feminist protest art collective Pussy Riot with us to talk about art, activism, Russia, freedom - and help us launch our annual Write For Rights campaign.

Nadya Tolonnikova and Masha Alekhina will be joining us for a live discussion and Q&A during their visit to the UK – and you can watch it all live and potentially have your own questions answered.

We’ll be discussing their experiences of spending nearly two years in jail after protesting against President Putin, how thousands of you campaigned relentlessly for their release and what it meant to have your support through Write For Rights 2012.

Nadya and Masha will also be giving us an insight into their latest work with Zone Prava (Rights Zone), a prisoners’ rights organisation, and Mediazone, an independent news service focusing on courts, law enforcement and the Russian prison system.

Watch Nadya and Masha live on Friday 14 November at 7.45pm

If you can't make it on the night, you can watch it live from the comfort of your armchair, or seat on the bus, as we’ll broadcast all the action online from 7.45–8.45pm.

You can watch live on youtube or on this blog, below.

The video will start once the cameras are rolling on Friday night. So, watch this space… 

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What would you ask them?

How did you become involved in Pussy Riot? What is life like for you in Russia now? Are you afraid you could be sent back to prison? What did the messages of support from Amnesty activists mean to you?

We’ll be putting some of your burning questions to Nadya and Masha live in our Q&A. You can tweet us your questions @amnestyuk or leave them in the comments below.

Then tune in on Friday at 7.45pm and watch as Nadya and Masha answer a selection of questions live at the event.

We won’t be able to take any questions live on the night due to the turnaround of translation, so get them in by 12pm on Friday.

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