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Pussy Riot To Prison Colony, Two Band Members Sent To Soviet-Era Camps

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Pussy Riot members have been sent to a prison colony in remote areas of Russia, and the one member of the trio who was freed has reported the two other women have been sent to some of the harshest prison camps to serve out their sentences.

The Pussy Riot members sent to a prison colony are Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Maria Alyokhina, 24. The women, both of whom are mothers to small children, were shipped from the prison in Moscow in which they’ve been held since their arrest to prison colonies in Mordovia and Perm, respectively.

In a brief statement, Pussy Riot addressed the prison colony transfer for Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina, saying the two camps were “the harshest camps of all the possible choices.” The New York Times quotes Marina Lapenkova of AFP as saying:

“The Perm region, where temperatures can fall as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius in winter, housed Stalin-era labour camps, one of which has been turned into a museum about the history of political repression … Mordovia is a region dotted with lakes that is chiefly known for its prison camps dating back to the Stalin era.”

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The site also quotes The Guardian‘s Miriam Elder as noting that the Pussy Riot members sent to prison colonies “had petitioned to serve their sentences in Moscow, arguing that they wanted to be close to their children … Alyokhina has a five-year-old son named Filipp, while Tolokonnikova has a four-year-old daughter named Gera.”

The Pussy Riot members were each sent to their prison colony on Saturday to serve out their sentences, and transport is said to take weeks to months.

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11 Responses to “Pussy Riot To Prison Colony, Two Band Members Sent To Soviet-Era Camps”

  1. Johnny Sparks

    I had hope That Russia would see the value of protest,,, no matter how radical,, as long as violence did not happen.
    Now the old iron hand is played again,,, my hope for Russia is fading,,,
    Putin,,, missed a chance to show the world,, He can take it,,, like a free man,,
    My Prayers are for the girls now,,, my hope is they survive…

  2. Johnny Sparks

    Russia,,, Your Young demand Freedom,,, liberty,,,, and justice,,,
    The Young are your future,,, Defend your Freedom fighters,,
    Don't let Russia be shamed by tyrants another day,,,,, Protest everything,,,,

  3. Johnny Sparks

    Don't let what is happening to America,,, Happen in Russia again.
    Stand by your future,,,, The World needs Russia to Demand Freedom…

  4. Muhammad Cushmeer

    Well that's wat they wanted if I break the law I go to jail. You just don't do that at church. They could have chose several differently ways to protest through music poetry running for office damn go to church and say stiff like that

  5. Cyndi McDaniel Wyatt

    they should have thought of their kids before they broke the law.

  6. Anonymous

    FBI and DEA create their own terrorists and criminals by harassing suspects for many years when evidence does not support the supposed they where originally investigated for.

    I know that some investigations have lasted 10, 15 and 20+ years.

    They continue to harass the suspect because too much money has been invested in the investigation and/or they are stealing form the suspect.

  7. Johnny Sparks

    How long before our last child is sacrificed by some Church or State.
    Who's hands wet with blood require complete obedience..