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Madonna & Pussy Riot Join Forces For Human Rights! Watch Her Madgesty’s Moving Speech For The Russian Girl Group HERE!

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Let’s hear it for freedom!

A crowd of thousands shouted out a new call for human rights during last night’s Amnesty International concert in Brooklyn!

The show featured musical performances by Imagine Dragons, Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, and Colbie Caillat, but one moment in the night was by far the most moving!

Madonna on stage introducing Pussy Riot!

The two members of the Russian political girl group who were just released from prison received an AH-Mazing and inspiring introduction from her Madgesty, who thanked them for standing up for what they believe in and what is RIGHT!

And for making the word “pussy” acceptable to say in her house!

HA!

Madonna admitted that even her 8-year-olds are saying the P-word, telling the audience:

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Boo! Nigeria Passes Horrific Anti-Gay Bill!

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This is BEYOND awful.

We're very sad to report that despite Britain's vow to cut aid for African countries that persecute gays, the Nigerian senate has passed an absolutely deplorable anti-gay bill.

Not only does the bill ban same-sex marriages, but it also calls for a 14 YEAR prison sentence "for anyone convicted of homosexuality." Horrendous!

Oh, and anyone who "aids or 'abets' same-sex unions" can also get 10 years in prison!

Here's what Amnesty International had to say about the terrible bill in a statement:

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American Hiker Who Was Imprisoned In Iran Is Getting Married!

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Such wonderful news!

Back in 2009, American hikers Joshua Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Shane's fiance Sarah Shourd were sent to prison by Iranian police on charges of trespassing and suspicion of being American spies.

Then in 2010, Sarah was released, but both Shane and Joshua were kept in prison until September 2011, when they were freed thanks to the effort of Amnesty International, the prisoners' families, other human rights organizations, and Sean Penn.

Now Shane and Sarah have announced that they're getting married (above), and we are so happy to hear it!

Their strength through this lengthy, horrific situation is incredibly inspiring to us!

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American Hikers Freed From Iran!

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Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal have finally been set free on $1,000,000 bail!

In 2009, the two Americans accidentally hiked into the wrong territory when they went on a recreational hike in the Iraqi Kurdistan mountains.

Iranian police detained the two men along with fellow hiker and Shane's fiance, Sarah Shourd, on charges of trespassing and suspicion of being American spies.

They were ordered to be detained until their trial.

Sarah was

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The Vatican Told Priests NOT To Report Child Abuse! Boo!!!!!

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This is seriously disturbing news.

According to a 1997 letter, the Vatican warned Catholic bishops in Ireland NOT to report suspected cases of child abuse to police.

The letter was "obtained by Irish broadcasters RTE and provided to The Associated Press." We're sure the Vatican is overjoyed to hear that AP is in possession of such a document.

Pope John Paul II's Ireland diplomat Archbishop Luciano Storero signed the letter himself, and warned Irish bishops that their policy of "making the reporting of suspected crimes mandatory 'gives rise to serious reservations of both a moral and canonical nature.' "

Yikes! Pret-ty uncomfortable timing for this to come out, especially now that Pope John Paul II is supposed to be on his way to Sainthood.

Here's what director of the Irish chapter of Amnesty International Colm O'Gorman had to say about the letter:

"The letter is of huge international significance, because it shows that the Vatican's intention is to prevent reporting of abuse to criminal authorities. And if that instruction applied here, it applied everywhere."

Thus far, the Vatican has declined to comment, and we can't blame them. We're not sure WHAT they'll say to bounce back from this!

Boo, Vatican! This is BEYOND disappointing.

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