Skip to comments.Russia to transfer hunger-striking Pussy Riot punk
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
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There are rioting cats in Russia?
Send her to Siberia!
No, just rioting communists. She’s a communist. She’s suffering in prison. I fail to see the problem.
odd that they use the phrase “penal colony” so often in this article...
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.
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.
I prefer Viking Kitties
One does not simply walk into Mordovia.
Send ‘em to the Lubyanka.
If youre going to name a place Mordovia you kind of need to have a penal colony there. Not having one wouldnt seem right.
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
Yes, I know it’s not soviet any more but... at this time
what difference does it make...
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.
What a strange combination of words in one sentence
Thank you. There’s a disturbing amount of totalitarianism fanboys on FR these days...
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?
I've noticed that. Sad.
You go around breaking the law sooner or later the law breaks you.
I’m not rooting for anyone. It’s just quite possible neither side are the ‘good guys’.
Totalitarianism fanboys...ha. Perfect.
So all those veterans who moved barricades during the shutdown should be serving two-year sentences in labor camps?
She has crazy eyes!
They were on public property, I didnt see them doing anything destructive.
Yeah. This is the kind of woman you can share a bed with, but you should NEVER allow yourself to fall asleep.
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.
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.
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.
The good news is, you don’t have to live in Russia.
There is a disturbing amount of communist and anarchist fanboys on FR these days...
I have to agree!
>>I dont like Putin and the way he rules Russia. I dont 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?
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.
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!
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?
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.
In Barky's America making an anti-muslim video gets you made the Benghazi scapegoat and thrown in prison.
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.
We should pay them a preset fee to take our worst animals.
“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.
Based on their acts, IMHO, they got just what they deserved.
>>>>1) You dont have to be a communist to not like Putin. 2) You dont 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?
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.
Stay away you’ll never know what you’ll catch.
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.
>>>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”.
All the best action movie prison dramas are set in Russian prisons, so they must really be bad.
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.
In fact it has leaked as early as 1970s by Yuri Bezmenov but no one listened.