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Pussy Riot Member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova to Spend Rest of Prison Term at Hospital

Maria Alyokhina (middle) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (right) are serving two-year sentences; Yekaterina Samutsevich (left) had her sentence suspended. Photo via The Journalist.

The Moscow Times Reports:

Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will spend the rest of her two-year prison term at a hospital in the Krasnoyarsk region, a news report said Monday.

Tolokonnikova made the request herself after she had been examined at the hospital, which is run by the prison, and the authorities will now decide what job to give her while she is there, Itar-Tass reported.

Tolokonnikova’s lawyer said her client was feeling well and has joined the hospital’s band.

Her sentence is set to run until March 2014, but her lawyer thinks that she could be released earlier under an amnesty planned for this month in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Constitution.

A draft of the amnesty is currently under consideration by the State Duma and is expected to be passed on Wednesday. It could come into effect by the weekend.

More here.

Meanwhile, as I previously reported, the Russian Federation Supreme Court has ordered a review of the Pussy Riot verdicts.

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Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is in Siberian Hospital, Not Penal Colony

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is at a hospital in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk, her husband told Rolling Stone today.

After more than three weeks of no contact, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova finally spoke to his wife who is in Krasnoyarsk’s Tuberculosis Hospital No. 1. Tolokonnikova does not have tuberculosis.

“She was in good condition. She said her conditions were OK,” Verzilov told Rolling Stone. “She’s not sick right now, she’s just having procedures and tests related to the hunger strike.”

Tolokonnikova told her husband that during the past three-plus weeks that she’s been out of sight, she wasn kept from having contact with the outside world.

“She said conditions and treatment were OK,” Verzilov said, “but that the one thing was she was in very strict isolation.”

Russian authorities have not revealed where Tolokonnikova will serve the remainder of her sentence, although Verzilov told Rolling Stone he had been told that she might remain at the hospital.

Head to Rolling Stone for more.