pussy riot’s nadia still missing

pussy riot’s nadia still missing

 

nadezhsa tolokonnikova of the russian punk band pussy riot is still missing.  she is being held prisoner for speaking out against russian president putin.  her husband recieved a call telling him she was being held in a remote area in siberia, but when he arrived to see his wife, he was told she was not at that prison.  nadia has not been quiet about inhumane treatment in the russian penal system.  she has gone on 2 hunger strikes, causing international eyes to look into the treatment of russian prisoners and the conditions they are exposed to, the incredible amount of hours workers were forced to keep, and prisoners being beaten by other inmates at the direction of the prison authorities.  she has been missing since october 22, 2013.  all this for singing a song!

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4 comments

  1. The Belmont Rooster · November 11, 2013

    That’s nuts! Bad thing is, now she’s in the conditions she was singing about. WOW! I hope she’s OK.

    • cakeleevannila · November 11, 2013

      it is wicked sad! i cannot imagine what her family is going through, and the terrible divide in her loved ones between fear of safety and pride she is doing what she is does. i freak out when my son goes on a planned trip to new mexico, making him call me 3-4 times a day, the idea of him being “lost in transit” is unfathomable!

  2. Punx In Solidarity · November 12, 2013

    Exact legal charges “premeditated hooliganism performed by an organized group of people motivated by religious hatred or hostility,”
    What is the punishment to be after their 2 to 7 year sentence, stoning to death for blasphemy? Blow it out your ass Russia Orthodox Nazis…

    • cakeleevannila · November 12, 2013

      hooliganism is the charge that got the three women arrested, but nadia has continued to draw attention to what is going down in russian prison camps. they can add more time to her sentence for being uncooperative. i am afraid they have killed her. the mainstream media coverage on this issue has been null despite the breaches in human rights. nadia’s death would not go completely unnoticed, but i am not sure the outcry and repercussions of killing her would be enough to make the russian prison system and/or gov do more than pause briefly.

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