Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova: “If you think I will go back on [my] views you are horribly mistaken”

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Pussy Riot’s  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says Russian authorities imposed an “information blockade” on her, according to a report in the Guardian.

For the past two weeks the Pussy Riot member, who is at a Russian prison, has not been able to see lawyers or her relatives, the Guardian reports.

“I want to make a declaration to everyone who has a role in making the decision to put me in isolation,” Tolokonnikova wrote in a statement seen by the Guardian. “If you think that without contact with my friends I will become amenable and open to compromise, and go back on the views I have formed about Mordovia’s camps during my time in jail, then you are horribly mistaken.”

Tolokonnikova is currently serving a two-year sentence at Penal Colony No. 14 in the region of Mordovia.

Tolokonnikova’s husband, Petya Verzilov, told the Guardian today (Friday, Oct. 11, 2013) that she has recovered from the medical complications brought about by her hunger strike.

“She’s OK now,” Verzilov told the Guardian. “She has been moved from confinement to the more general prison hospital area, where she is with other inmates. The lawyer was finally able to see her yesterday.”

For the full story go to the Guardian.

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