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Pussy Riot members sent to prison camps

By | Published on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Pussy Riot

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the two members of Pussy Riot who earlier this month lost their appeals against their recent prison sentences, handed down for singing a protest song in a Moscow church, have now been dispatched to prison camps, their lawyers have confirmed. The lawyers had attempted to argue that the women should be allowed to serve their two year sentences in Moscow in order to be near their children.

While one of their lawyers, Mark Feigin, told Reuters that the women “have been sent away”, he added that even he did not know where they had been taken at that point. However, the band tweeted last night that Tolokonnikova had been sent to Mordovia, about 300 miles east of Moscow, while Alyokhina was 700 miles from Moscow in Serbia’s Perm region.

The band tweeted that these are “the most brutal camps of all possible options”.



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