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Russia to transfer hunger-striking Pussy Riot punk
AFP via Yahoo! ^

Posted on 10/18/2013 2:50:31 PM PDT by cunning_fish

Moscow (AFP) - Russia's prison service on Friday announced it would transfer Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova to another penal colony after she went on hunger strike complaining of slave-labour conditions and threats.

Tolokonnikova, 23, is serving a two-year sentence in a penal colony in the Mordovia region of central Russia for the band's protest against President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow church.

On September 23 she began an eight-day hunger strike demanding to be moved to another penal colony. It ended with her being taken to a hospital run by the prison service and placed on a drip.

On Friday the prison service said she had signed a statement that she was once more "refusing to take food" after being moved back to her penal colony.

Hours later, it announced that she would be transferred to another colony.

"Due to a message submitted to the Russian Prison Service by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova about ensuring her personal safety, the leadership of the service has decided to transfer her from Penal Colony No. 14 in Mordovia to another penitential institution," it said.

As is standard practice, relatives will only be informed of her new location within 10 days, it said. It was not immediately clear if she was carrying on with the new hunger strike.

Tolokonnikova's husband Pyotr Verzilov told AFP he believed the prison service took the decision under pressure.

"It's the result of pressure from the public and the authorities, and especially the harsh comment from (Kremlin rights ombudsman Vladimir) Lukin this morning," he said.

Lukin told Moscow Echo radio station that the prison service had "deceived" him after promising to consider transferring Tolokonnikova if she halted her hunger strike.

Tolokonnikova last month released a letter detailing how inmates were treated like "slaves" and worked

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: communists; feminazy; homosexualagenda; penalcolony; profanity; pussyriot; putin; religion

1 posted on 10/18/2013 2:50:31 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

There are rioting cats in Russia?


2 posted on 10/18/2013 2:52:50 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: cunning_fish

Send her to Siberia!


3 posted on 10/18/2013 2:54:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 1raider1

No, just rioting communists. She’s a communist. She’s suffering in prison. I fail to see the problem.


4 posted on 10/18/2013 2:55:19 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: cunning_fish

odd that they use the phrase “penal colony” so often in this article...


5 posted on 10/18/2013 2:55:54 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: cunning_fish

If you’re going to name a place “Mordovia” you kind of need to have a penal colony there. Not having one wouldn’t seem right.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 2:56:10 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: 1raider1

By the way, the communist in question, while pregnant, appeared in a homemade “protest porn” video filmed in a Russian State Museum. She apparently is from the “bring them down in the morals department first” school of communist subversion.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 2:57:29 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: 1raider1

I prefer Viking Kitties


8 posted on 10/18/2013 2:58:25 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: wideawake

One does not simply walk into Mordovia.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 2:59:45 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: cunning_fish

Send ‘em to the Lubyanka.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 3:02:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wideawake; Darksheare
Darks? I propose honorary membership on the Undead Thread for wideawake based soul-ly on this post:

If you’re going to name a place “Mordovia” you kind of need to have a penal colony there. Not having one wouldn’t seem right.

11 posted on 10/18/2013 3:02:12 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: cunning_fish

It would probably have done her good to have read some
Solzhenitsyn, the basic technique of Soviet penal reform
is through LABOR......that and a graduated scale of
rations.

Yes, I know it’s not soviet any more but... at this time
what difference does it make...


12 posted on 10/18/2013 3:04:31 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cunning_fish
... the band's protest against President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow church.

Actually they were protesting the Russian Orthodox Church for going along quietly with Putin's elimination of the free press and free speech. In Putin's Russia that gets you put in Mordovia.

13 posted on 10/18/2013 3:05:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: cunning_fish
Russia to transfer hunger-striking Pussy Riot punk

What a strange combination of words in one sentence

14 posted on 10/18/2013 3:10:06 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Pan_Yan

Thank you. There’s a disturbing amount of totalitarianism fanboys on FR these days...


15 posted on 10/18/2013 3:14:30 PM PDT by blowfish
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To: cunning_fish
play stooopid games, win stooopid prizes... feh
16 posted on 10/18/2013 3:16:26 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Pan_Yan; blowfish

So, are you rooting for a communist who forcing her way to altar in a #1 national Cathedral to scream profanity just because her “ends justify means”? Isn’t it too much Leninesque on your side?

Are you familiar with other stunts by this group?


17 posted on 10/18/2013 3:20:55 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: blowfish
There’s a disturbing amount of totalitarianism fanboys on FR these days

I've noticed that. Sad.

18 posted on 10/18/2013 3:21:21 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: cunning_fish

You go around breaking the law sooner or later the law breaks you.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 3:22:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: cunning_fish

I’m not rooting for anyone. It’s just quite possible neither side are the ‘good guys’.


20 posted on 10/18/2013 3:26:58 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Totalitarianism fanboys...ha. Perfect.


21 posted on 10/18/2013 3:28:47 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: GeronL
You go around breaking the law sooner or later the law breaks you.

So all those veterans who moved barricades during the shutdown should be serving two-year sentences in labor camps?

22 posted on 10/18/2013 3:28:58 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: cunning_fish
Hot chick with issues type of "Not guilty"

She has crazy eyes!

23 posted on 10/18/2013 3:29:10 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: cunning_fish
Are we rushing to judgement?


24 posted on 10/18/2013 3:30:16 PM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

for what?

They were on public property, I didnt see them doing anything destructive.


25 posted on 10/18/2013 3:30:40 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: frithguild
She has crazy eyes!

Yeah. This is the kind of woman you can share a bed with, but you should NEVER allow yourself to fall asleep.

26 posted on 10/18/2013 3:40:41 PM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: cunning_fish

Greenpeace idiots found out the HARD way, Russians don’t eff around.

Do the crime, do the time.

I don’t know first hand, but I’m told Russian prisons make Japanese prisons look like kiddygarten.

And Japanese prisons are an exorcise in severe discipline.

But what do I know? Ain’t never been in one.


27 posted on 10/18/2013 3:41:14 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: cunning_fish

I don’t like Putin and the way he rules Russia. I don’t like the way the Orthodox Church is acting as his bully boys. So yes, in fact, I *am* rooting for her.


28 posted on 10/18/2013 3:42:55 PM PDT by blowfish
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To: Lurking Libertarian; blowfish; Pan_Yan

You guys certainly need to learn more about this group. They are commies of the worst Bolshevik kind who deserve much longer sentences. They did numerous stunts like that and earlier, coincidentally aimed against a church and law-enforcement. An idea to ridicule priests and cops isn’t quite novel. It is an old commie way to demoralize society trashing moral and legal authority within.


29 posted on 10/18/2013 3:43:18 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: blowfish

The good news is, you don’t have to live in Russia.


30 posted on 10/18/2013 3:44:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blowfish
So what should the punishment be for going into a Church (That has significant historical implications) and causing temper tantrums?

There is a disturbing amount of communist and anarchist fanboys on FR these days...

31 posted on 10/18/2013 3:44:52 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: null and void; wideawake

Lol!
I have to agree!


32 posted on 10/18/2013 3:45:39 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: blowfish

>>I don’t like Putin and the way he rules Russia. I don’t like the way the Orthodox Church is acting as his bully boys. So yes, in fact, I *am* rooting for her.<<

Well, if you are speaking like communist, supports a communist cause and root for a communist...Aren’t you a communist?


33 posted on 10/18/2013 3:47:18 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Hey, Lurking!

I completely understand your point. OTH, you are comparing apples and oranges.

Russia does NOT have a Constitution like ours. And yes, some of their laws we would consider draconian. But, they are THEIR laws, not ours.

When in Rome, you’d better comply like hell with Roman laws. My “rights” in this country, do NOT translate into anything compatible with laws in THEIR country.

Been all over the world, was extremely sensitive to the host’s rules. Kept me out of a LOT of trouble.


34 posted on 10/18/2013 3:48:55 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: cunning_fish

Cunning,

I hate communists probably as much as you.

Maybe more, but I don’t know you, or your history, so that’s just my opinion. You may have a really deep seated reason to hate them as much as I do.

LOL, have a good weekend!


35 posted on 10/18/2013 3:53:13 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: cunning_fish

1) You don’t have to be a communist to not like Putin.
2) You don’t have to be a communist to not like the behavior of the Orthodox Church.
3) If I root for a football player, does that make me a football player?


36 posted on 10/18/2013 3:53:28 PM PDT by blowfish
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To: ConradofMontferrat
I don’t know first hand, but I’m told Russian prisons make Japanese prisons look like kiddygarten.

I watched a documentary about Russian prisons a couple years back. They are harsh, and the discipline is severe. Prisoners learn very quickly to toe the line.

37 posted on 10/18/2013 3:55:30 PM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: Pan_Yan
In Putin's Russia that gets you put in Mordovia.

In Barky's America making an anti-muslim video gets you made the Benghazi scapegoat and thrown in prison.

38 posted on 10/18/2013 3:55:41 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: vladimir998
She apparently is from the “bring them down in the morals department first” school of communist subversion.

Vlad,

You know your commie methodology well. Communists attacked morality first.

"Free Love," "Queer Rights," etc., etc. Communists never lied about what they wanted. They told you to your face.

So many fools thought it was a joke.

39 posted on 10/18/2013 3:57:38 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: matt1234
(Russian prisons) are harsh, and the discipline is severe. Prisoners learn very quickly to toe the line.

We should pay them a preset fee to take our worst animals.

40 posted on 10/18/2013 4:00:56 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: Pan_Yan

“Actually they were protesting the Russian Orthodox Church for going along quietly with Putin’s elimination of the free press and free speech.”

I did not recall that specifically from when I first heard about it, so I looked it up, and Wikipedia mentions nothing of free press and free speech.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot

Based on their acts, IMHO, they got just what they deserved.


41 posted on 10/18/2013 4:05:06 PM PDT by redfreedom (Republicans = The faux conservative wing of the democrat party.)
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To: blowfish

>>>>1) You don’t have to be a communist to not like Putin. 2) You don’t have to be a communist to not like the behavior of the Orthodox Church. 3) If I root for a football player, does that make me a football player?<<<<

1) You might don’t like herpes but will you cut your genitals off if you have it?

2) I might don’t like my cat’s behavior sometimes. Do I need to choke and skin her?

3) Well, it was an exaggeration on my side, sorry. It only makes you a communist supporter. But does it make a difference?


42 posted on 10/18/2013 4:05:38 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: frithguild

Yes, she’s hot. About as hot as Hanoi Jane when she was that young, and for the same reason, I’d touch neither of the commie whores.


43 posted on 10/18/2013 4:11:27 PM PDT by redfreedom (Republicans = The faux conservative wing of the democrat party.)
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To: redfreedom

Stay away you’ll never know what you’ll catch.


44 posted on 10/18/2013 4:12:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cunning_fish

So, this Bolshevik group is back in the news again, eh? If not for the name of the group, their outrageous stunts, etc., no one would have ever heard about them.


45 posted on 10/18/2013 4:17:44 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

>>>If not for the name of the group, their outrageous stunts, etc., no one would have ever heard about them.<<<

Yes, so is the nature of “liberal arts”.


46 posted on 10/18/2013 4:20:01 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

All the best action movie prison dramas are set in Russian prisons, so they must really be bad.


47 posted on 10/18/2013 5:49:39 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: ConradofMontferrat; vladimir998

Re post 39-——— I recall reading a real interesting account some years ago about how the women’s lib movement was secretly funded and assisted by the KGB. The intention ,of course, was to weaken family and societal ties in the West. They were quite successful. I think some of the records leaked out after the Soviet collapse.


48 posted on 10/18/2013 7:24:53 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Rockpile

In fact it has leaked as early as 1970s by Yuri Bezmenov but no one listened.


49 posted on 10/18/2013 9:21:03 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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