Missing Pussy Riot Member Turns Up in Siberian Prison

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Missing Pussy Riot Member Turns Up in Siberian Prison

After nearly two weeks of uncertainty as to her whereabouts, missing Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova has reportedly been transferred to yet another penal colony, this time in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia. According to Rolling Stone, Russian prison ombudsman Vladimir Lukin explained via a wire that “inmates are quarantined for 10 days” following prison transfers, thus explaining the whole disappearance, apparently.

Tolokonnikova had begun a hunger strike in protest of her previous prison colony’s conditions, in which she claimed prisoners were subjected to 16 hours of hard labor. The 23-year-old musician’s husband Petya Verzilov speculated malicious intent upon hearing of her disappearance last month.

“They want to cut her off from the outside world,” he told BuzzFeed several weeks ago. Fellow Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina is due to be released along with Tolokonnikov in March upon completing the two-year 2012 sentence for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.”

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