Jailed Pussy Riot member put in solitary confinement

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 17:18

London: One of the jailed members of Russian feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot has been transferred to solitary confinement because of tensions with other inmates.

Maria Alyokhina was moved to the cell of the Berezniki penal colony, east of Moscow, after refusing to join a hunger strike by other prisoners, her lawyer said.

Alyokhina was moved to the solitary cell after other inmates started behaving aggressively towards her, Tolokonnikova`s husband Petr Verzilov quoted Alyokhina`s lawyer as saying.

According to the BBC, he said the prison authorities had suggested the transfer and Alyokhina had agreed.

The singer was jailed for two years in August for performing a crude anti-Kremlin song in Moscow`s cathedral.

Another band member, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is also in jail.

ANI



First Published: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 17:18
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