Luisine Djanyan and Alexey Knedljakovskij, members of the dissident Russian punk band Pussy Riot, searched, together with their two children asylum in Sweden in 2017. They argued that there was an increasing threat against them in their home country Russia and stated that they had become murders threatened.
– the security Forces have harassed us and said that we should think of the children. ”What happens to them when we imprison you? For it we are going to do sooner or later”. It is horrible when they not only threaten you, but also your children, " says Luisine Djanyan to SVT.
assessed the situation as sufficiently serious, and in december 2018 the couple got rejection on their asylum application.
– the Decision was appealed, however, and the artists have now been upheld by the migration court. This means that from Tuesday may protection in Sweden, writes SVT culture news.
Pussy Riot has been recognized the world over for their ”protest-art”, since several members were sentenced to prison in 2012 after a plateaus to the north, the performance in the christ the saviour cathedral in Moscow.
the Swedish Pen in the open letter: Pussy Riot members should receive political asylum
the Pussy Riot members are being denied asylum in Sweden.