Pussy Riot Member Hospitalized Due To Hunger Strike
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.30.2013
Billboard reports that Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been hospitalized as a result of her hunger strike. She began the strike on September 23 due to what she called inhumane working conditions and threats against her life.
Her husband, Pyotr Verzilov, says she's been moved to the prison hospital as she hits the seventh day of her strike. He said this was a "positive step". Her lawyers have been barred from visiting or speaking with her since Thursday, which has offered more concern on her condition.
Tolokonnikova and another Pussy Riot member are still serving two-year sentences after they protested Russian president Vladimir Putin with an impromptu performance in Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral in early 2012.