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Pussy Riot member admitted to prison hospital after suffering headache, fatigue

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 11:00 hrs

One of the jailed members of Russian feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot has been moved to a prison with a hospital after suffering headaches and fatigue.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, was one of three women sentenced to two years in prison for a "punk prayer" in Russia's main cathedral last February.

In the prayer they called on the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Vladimir Putin.

According to the Telegraph, one of the band members said that Tolokonnikova has been complaining about her health for a long time, and a decision was taken to move her to a prison colony where there is a hospital.

Her bandmate Yekaterina Samutsevich told Internet and cable channel Dozhd that Tolokonnikova had suffered headaches for months and was exhausted from labour at the prison, where she reportedly has been working at a sewing machine.

According to the paper, Samutsevich said she believed Tolokonnikova was being monitored, but not actively treated. (ANI)




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