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Russia: Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova located

18 November 2013

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 …

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Russia: Ombudsman confirms – Pussy Riot member transferred to new prison

13 November 2013

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been transferred to a penal colony in her native Krasnoyarsk region due to her complaints about her previous facility, Russia’s human rights ombudsman said on 12 November 2013. The new prison was chosen to ensure Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s safety and help her “resocialize” in a more comfortable environment, …

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Russia: Jailed Pussy Riot member appeals to high court

12 November 2013

Pussy Riot punk band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has asked Russia’s Supreme Court to throw out her conviction and two-year prison sentence, her lawyer said on 7 November 2013. Khrunova said the appeal included an argument that the protest, which band members said was meant to criticize close ties between Putin …

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Russia: Pussy Riot member punished with move to prison in Siberia

6 November 2013

The husband of the imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said he had received “100 percent reliable” information that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is being moved to a prison in the Krasnoyarsk region, four time zones and 2,000 miles from Moscow. The specific prison is not yet known, said the husband, Petya …

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Russia: Pussy Riot member’s new prison location held secret

4 November 2013

Convicted Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has not been heard from since she was transferred from one prison to another, her husband Petr Verzilov told international news media on 2 November 2013. Petr Verzilov said his wife was moved from a Mordovia prison to a prison in Chelyabinsk on …

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Russia: Imprisoned Pussy Riot member moved to better prison

24 October 2013

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot, is moved from the prison camp in Mordovia republic, allegedly one of the toughest women’s prison in Russia, to another prison in Alatyr in the neighboring region of Chuvashia. In two rounds, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been on hunger strike …

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Artist Alert: August and September 2013 | Article 19

24 October 2013

Newsletter from Article 19, published on article19.org on 21 October 2013: Art, in any form, constitutes a key medium through which information and ideas are imparted and received. Artist Alert, launched by ARTICLE 19 in 2008, highlights cases of artists around the world whose right to freedom of expression has …

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Russia: Pussy Riot member subject to death threats and isolation

25 September 2013

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who has been convicted to two years in prison over a “punk prayer” protest against Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral in August 2012, has been moved into isolation after she announced to be starting a hunger strike. On 23 September 2013, a letter by the 23-year-old imprisoned …

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Russia: Satirical paintings of Russian leaders seized

31 August 2013

On 26 August 2013 in the evening, police seized four satirical paintings from a St. Petersburg gallery, saying the display had broken the law. The artist, Konstantin Altunin, left the country the next day to seek asylum in France. A painting entitled ‘Travesty’ by Konstantin Altunin showed the Russian president …

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