The ex-Beatle joined other high-profile musicians including
Madonna and Pete Townshend of The Who in calling for clemency in
a case that has raised international concerns about Russia’s
commitment to free speech.
“I’m writing to show my support for you at this difficult
time,” McCartney said in an open letter released to the media.
“I would like you to know that I very much hope the Russian
authorities would support the principle of free speech for all
their citizens and not feel that they have to punish you for