Updated 05:33 PM EST, Sun, Jan 16, 2022

Pussy Riot Share Message of Freedom During Mexico Visit & Shows Support for H.I.J.O.S.

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The Russian punk rock group, Pussy Riot showed a message of support to the relatives of the missing 43 Mexican students. The case remains unresolved to this day, after more than a year since the student protesters vanished.

Feminist activists Ksenia Zhivago and Maria Alyokhina appeared in Puebla, Mexico last week. The two Russian artists attended a conference called, "Ciudad de las Ideas" translated as "The City of Ideas". The conference was created by Andres Roemer and was made to empower citizens and present innovative ideas in the fields of art, science and technology. The conference also which hosts TED-style talks, reports Fusion.

The 27-year-old Alyokhina addressed a group of Mexican youth, offered up the political activist group's trademark statement of protest. She said that nobody on earth with authority, or even divine beings can offer true freedom. It was something that was to be earned, to be fought for, she added.

After the speech the pair gave on artistic freedom, a group of young women wearing brightly colored ski masks proceeded to dance on stage. The group of young women also danced to one of the group's punk rock songs.

Zhivago and Alyokhina later met up with a human rights activist group, H.I.J.O.S. that was founded in Argentina in 1995 by relatives of young activists who had disappeared during Argentina's period of dictatorship. The 43 missing student activists were allegedly kidnapped and murdered by a criminal gang in the in Guerrero last year.

The Mexican division of H.I.J.O.S., along with other human rights groups, has been seeking for more answers of the government in the case of the missing 43, which to this day the case has run cold.

"We were surprised by the courage of the children of the disappeared and were surprised by the open support of the families," both punk rock activists told La Jornada.

Pussy Riot earned worldwide infamy when three members of the group performed a punk prayer in Moscow, asking the Virgin Mary to chase away Russian President Vladimir Putin. The women were arrested and sentenced to seven years in prison without bail. While in prison, the political activists decried the absurdity of the Russian police and government. A National outcry for their release came soon afterward and the women were freed on Dec. 13.

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