Tue Oct 23, 2012, 02:26 AM
davidn3600 (1,282 posts)
Pussy Riot band members sent to remote prison camps
Two members of the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot have been sent to remote prison camps to serve their sentences, the group has said.
Maria Alyokhina, 24, will serve the rest of her two-year term at a women's prison camp in Perm, a Siberian region notorious for hosting some of the Soviet Union's harshest camps. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, has been sent to Mordovia, a region that also hosts a high number of prisons.
"These are the harshest camps of all the possible choices," the band said via its Twitter account on Monday.
Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred for performing an anti-Putin "punk anthem" in a Moscow cathedral in February. They argued that their conviction was part of a growing crackdown on free speech and political activism in Russia.
They are expected to serve the rest of their sentences, which end in March 2014, in the camps, where conditions are reportedly dire.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/22/pussy-riot-remote-prison-camps
Yet Russia is criticizing America for human rights abuses?
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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 09:45 AM
Brigid (10,586 posts)
5. Just saw a story about this in USAToday.
In the comments section, somebody said chances are these women won't be seen or heard from again. I fear he may be right.