Monday, April 29, 2013

Pussy Riot Parole Denied















Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was denied parole by a Russian court on Friday April 26, 2013.

Tolokonnikova had been eligible for early release but her request was turned down by the penal colony she is being held in because she has failed to "repent" for her actions.

The 23-year-old is currently being detained in a distant prison colony in Mordovia, a Russian region infamous for its high number of prison camps. She has been held there since October (2012), serving a two-year sentence.

An appeals court suspended the sentence of one of the three convicted women, Yekaterina Samutsevich, in October (2012), but upheld the jail terms for Ms Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. MORE HERE & HERE

Freepussyriot.org

Amnesty International

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