03 November 2013

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

I have posted here a number of times about Pussy Riot and their political persecution by the Russian government. Early in the fall one of the imprisoned young women Nadezhda Tolokonnikova published an open letter decrying the conditions of imprisonment. The authorities apparently deem her claims slanderous. For her efforts, Al Jazeera reports, she has been transferred to solitary confinement and - more troubling still - her family has reported that they have not heard from her since her transfer to solitary.

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