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Russia: Musicians Sign Petition for Detained Rapper

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Breaking News, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, Media & Journalism, Music, RuNet Echo

Ivan Alexeev (aka Noize [1] MC [1] ), a Volgograd-based rapper famous for its politically charged songs [2] [EN], had been detained for 10 days after a concert where he sang an anti-police song. Blogger Norlink published [3] [RUS] a petition for his defense that had been signed by the Russian rock-musicians.