21 February 2014

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Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina Beaten By Cossacks In Sochi

Art/Punk band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina from Pussy Riot were filmed on Wednesday being whipped, kicked and punched in the face by Cossacks, while preforming a protest song in Sochi, the town hosting the Winter Olympics. “Now there is an occupation of this territory, because the city is under total police and security […]

15 November 2013

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Pussy Riot Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Moved To Siberian Tuberculosis Hospital

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova the jailed member of the art/punk band Pussy Riot has made contact with her husband Pyotr Verzilov for the first time in a month. The political prisoner has been locked up in a hospital in western Siberia in a situation that has mirrored the Chinese decedent artist Ai Weiwei. Mr Verzilov told the […]

4 November 2013

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Pussy Riot Member Disappears In A Scenario Mirroring Ai Weiwei’s Detention

Jailed artist/punk Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has disappeared without a trace, for nearly two weeks. In a scenario mirroring the arrest and detention of the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the whereabouts of the artist is unknown. She demanded to be moved from the Russian prison colony where she was incarcerated following death threats. […]

28 July 2013

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Pussy Riot Member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Has Her Parole Request Rejected

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova the second jailed member of the Art/Punk band Pussy Riot has been denied parole by the court in Saransk who ruled that she had not repented for her crime of hooliganism after singing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral. Last week an identical ruling was delivered against bandmate […]

25 December 2012

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Pussy Riot Spend Their First Brutal Christmas In Jail

It will be a bleak day for Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova spending their first Christmas in a draconian Russian jail. Unlike the British or other European penal systems, where a full Christmas lunch is served, with visiting rights granted to families, Alyokhina, one of the two remaining members of the Art/Punk band Pussy Riot […]