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Missing Pussy Riot singer Nadezhda Tolokonnikova 'in TB hospital in Siberia'

By The Siberian Times reporter
15 November 2013

The feminist activist re-appears after 24 days 'lost' on a jail transfer.

'We established contact with her and found out that Nadezhda is an institution which is called Krasnoyarsk TB Hospital No 1'. Picture: Andrey Tolokonnikov

Husband Pyotr Verzilov said Tolokonnikova is now in a tuberculosis hospital in Krasnoyarsk city, though it is understood she is not suffering from the disease. 

She was being moved after her hunger strike protests at a jail in Mordovia, where she claimed there were 'slave labour' conditions and alleged her life was threatened by a senior jail guard. The 24 year old mother of one is serving a two year sentence for a protest in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral. Another band member is serving a similar sentence in a jail in the Urals. 

Tolokonnikova's move to a new jail in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia has taken more than three weeks. The route of her odyssey is still unclear.

'We established contact with her and found out that Nadezhda is an institution which is called Krasnoyarsk TB Hospital No 1,' he said. 'She is undergoing a whole range of medical procedures that are not related to her current state but to complications after her first hunger strike in Mordovia.'

He added: 'She is not happy with the isolation of her transfer, but she is content that her conditions have been met.' 

The prison service said: 'Convict Tolokonnikova has arrived to an institution of the Russian prison service in the Krasnoyarsk region.'

Under Russian law, the prison service should inform the family of the whereabouts of an inmate with ten days of their arrival at a new jail. 

Amnesty International had expressed 'serious concerns regarding her safety and well-being' during her absence.

Comments (1)

Oh, please!!!

How many more lies must we have to swallow about this disrespectful excuse of a human?

Keep 'it' in Siberia and no more news covering, please.
Yulia, Illyvna@yahoo.ca
16/11/2013 15:51
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