The ”Imprisoned for Art” campaign enlists Peter Gabriel, Johnny Depp, Pussy Riot`s Nadya Tolokonnikova, Edward Sharpe`s Alex Ebert, Tom Morello and Ana Tijoux to advocate on behalf of artists imprisoned around the world for freedom of expression, The Voice Project reports.
Each artist is paired with a currently imprisoned counterpart, whose arrest information is displayed on a traditional mugshot police board, according to The Voice Project.
T-shirts, tank tops and hoodies bearing this striking image will be sold and the funds used for advocacy efforts. The campaign goal is to step up efforts to free dissidents currently imprisoned for simply using their art and voices to speak out.
The pairings are as follows (alphabetically):
Johnny Depp with Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov imprisoned in Russia
Alex Ebert with singer Tran Vu anh B?nh imprisoned in Vietnam
Peter Gabriel with author and journalist Dawit Isaak imprisoned in Eritrea
Tom Morello with painter and journalist Tom Dundee imprisoned in Thailand
Ana Tijoux with poet Ashraf Fayadh imprisoned in Saudi Arabia
Nadya Tolokonnikova with singer Nudem Durak imprisoned in Turkey
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