Pussy Riot member goes missing after prison transfer

According to recent reports, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s (one of two Pussy Riot members who are still imprisoned) family has been unaware of her whereabouts since she was transferred from her penal colony in Mordovia, Russia and moved to an undisclosed location.

Her father Andrei says, “No one knows anything. There’s no proof she’s alive, we don’t know the state of her health. Is she sick? Has she been beaten?,” and her husband Petya believes the Russian government “moved her to a big city to hide her. It seems they got sick of these protests.”

We’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details on Nadezhda’s current situation come to light.

By now you probably know that three Pussy Riot members were arrested in connection to their “punk prayer” protest against Vladimir Putin, which occurred in February, 2012 at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.  One member has since been released but two – Nadezhda and Maria Alyokhina – still remain in custody and are supposed to be released in March of 2014, having served a two-year sentence on charges of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.”

If you’re interested in getting involved with the Pussy Riot solidarity movement, there is a Facebook event with information as well as a Free Pussy Riot website with details about global action.


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