Imprisoned Pussy Riot Member Sent To Siberia

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, Yekaterina Samutsevic

Two days ago I reported news on the status of missing Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova, who had been reported missing by her family, for they had not heard from her in some time after a prison transfer. The Russian government responded, citing Russian regulation that stated that they had up to ten days after a prison transfer to inform the family of a prisoner’s whereabouts.

Now, it seems that Tolokonnikova has been transferred to a prison facility in Siberia, over 2,000 miles and multiple time zones away from Moscow. According to Tolokonnikova’s husband, Petya Verzilov, he is “100 percent” certain that Nadya has moved to a prison colony deep in Siberia.

Tolokonnikova has a few months left in her two year sentence, which begs the question as to whether her move was brought about in an attempt to silence her speaking out against Russia and the Russian prison conditions she is currently living in.

Drew Caruso

Drew Caruso is a Bostonian who, when not writing about music and film, spends his time getting lost in New England, reading books, talking about science whether people want to listen or not, and more. To see the thoughts of a scientist by day and a writer by night, follow him on Twitter.
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