Russia: Pussy Riot member’s case against prison dismissed

Investigators have dismissed again a request filed by convicted Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova to initiate a case against the administration of the Mordovian colony where she served her sentence for absence of a crime in the officials’ acts, the Investigation Committee reported.


On 23 September 2013, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova declared a hunger strike and requested the initiation of a criminal case against the deputy warden, who she alleged threatened her with murder. She also complained about the custodial circumstances and conditions of work.

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