Missing Pussy Riot singer `found in Siberian jail hospital`
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Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 13:14
  
London: Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who was sent to a Siberian prison, is in hospital.

Tolokonnikova's husband told the BBC that he has spoken to her for the first time since she went missing 26 days ago.

Pyotr Verzilov said his wife was in a prison hospital in western Siberia.

He said she was undergoing tests for 'various conditions' at the Tuberculosis Hospital No 1 in Krasnoyarsk, adding that she was not suffering from tuberculosis.

According to the report, Verzilov said his wife had told him that conditions at the hospital were much better than at the penal colony in Mordovia, where she had been held previously.

Russian prison authorities issued a statement confirming that Tolokonnikova had arrived to the institution of the Russian prison service in the Krasnoyarsk region, the report said.

A spokesman said her exact location had been sent to her lawyer, who had instructions not to tell anyone else.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and two other band members were sentenced to two years in jail last year, after staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral, the report added.

ANI

First Published: Friday, November 15, 2013, 13:14


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