Pussy Riot duo sent to remote penal colony

Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have lost their appeal to serve their sentence in a Moscow pre-trial detention centre. They will now serve the remainder of their terms in a remote penal colony, where conditions are much tougher. A Moscow court last week upheld the two-year jail sentences imposed on Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Maria Alyokhina, 24, over a cathedral protest against Vladimir Putin. They were convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. They both have small children and their lawyers argued that a transfer to a colony outside Moscow where the regime is more strict than in detention centres will complicate their contacts with families.

via abc.net.au: Pussy Riot duo sent to remote penal colony

siehe auch: Russian punk band members lose appeal to stay in Moscow prison. Two members of punk band Pussy Riot lost their appeal to stay in a Moscow pre-trial detention center on Monday, their lawyer said, and will now serve the remainder of their terms in a remote penal colony where conditions are much tougher. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Maria Alyokhina, 24, had their two-year sentence imposed over a cathedral protest against Vladimir Putin upheld by Moscow City Court last week. They are convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. Both Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina have small children and lawyers are saying that a transfer to a colony outside Moscow where the regime is more strict than in detention centers will complicate their contacts with families. “There are many concerns there — their safety, their health. A barrack for 150 people is not the same thing as a cell for four people,” lawyer Mark Feigin told Reuters. The nearest penal colony is located about 100 km from Moscow.

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faschismus ist keine meinung - faschismus ist ein verbrechen fascism is not an opinion - fascism is a crime

Posted on 16.10.2012, in Dienste, Gewalt, Musik, pussy riot. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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