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Russian investigators send Madonna gig complaints to prosecutors

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Aug. 28, 2012 17:41
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The Russian Investigative Committee's Main Directorate for St. Petersburg has sent citizen complaints regarding a concert by U.S. pop singer Madonna to determine whether the alleged violation of the law actually took place.
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St. Petersburg - The Russian Investigative Committee's Main Directorate for St. Petersburg has sent citizen complaints regarding a concert by U.S. pop singer Madonna to determine whether the alleged violation of the law actually took place.

"The claims were sent to prosecutors because they could contain information regarding violations of the law," the Main Directorate told Interfax on Tuesday.

The claims do not contain any information about offenses that are within the Investigative Committee's remit, the source said.

Madonna's concert, part of her world tour, was held at the Peterburgsky Sports Concert Hall on August 9. At the beginning of the show the singer asked the audience to raise their hands with pink bracelets in sign of support for sexual minorities and made a speech in defense of the LGBT community.

Parent Control representatives complained to police and a number of activists filed lawsuits seeking to compel the organizers and the singer to pay 333 million rubles in damages. Prosecutors received 140 complaints.

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