Russia Sends Pussy Riot Singer to Deep Siberia

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People in the United States should take a good hard look at what it’s like living in a totalitarian society like Russia because some seem to want the same thing here.

Nearly two years ago, a punk rock band called Pussy Riot, staged a protest – they sang a punk rock song – in a Russian church. The women in the band were sentenced to prison for two years.

Jailed Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova disappeared after October 22.

She wrote a letter that was made public in which she said she was suffering serious abuse in the prison and treated as a ‘slave.’ She also staged a hunger strike.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Photo of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Her husband said on Tuesday that he was finally told she was sent to a penal colony in deep Siberia as punishment for the letter.

She is months away from being released for her two-year sentence for performing a ‘punk prayer’ in Russia’s main Orthodox cathedral. The prayer was a protest against the ties between the Orthodox church and the Kremlin.

Her health is reported by the Russian government to be adequate.

Check out the video of the performance. If they gave them a two-year sentence for a seriously bad performance, I could see it, but for the protest…

Full story at France 24

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