News of jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova finally surfaced after she was incommunicado for 26 days. The husband of the Russian band member said she was being held in a prison hospital in Siberia.
According to Verzilov, there is a chance that his wife might spend the remainder of her two-year sentence in the medical facility.
A local official the Russian state agency supervising penitentiaries, Aleksandr Nazarov, confirmed on November 15 that Tolokonnikova might be allowed to remain in the hospital until the end of her prison term in March 2014.
Tolokonnikova was transferred to Krasnoyarsk after going on a hunger strike to protest conditions and alleged death threats by officials at a prison colony in Russia’s Republic of Mordovia.
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Rolling Stone – 14 November 2013:
Missing Pussy Riot Inmate Turns Up at a Tuberculosis Hospital
She’s being treated for symptoms due to her hunger strike