Tolokonnikova has no complaints after transfer to Krasnoyarsk colony - Penitentiary Service
Convicted member of the Pussy Riot punk band Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has not complained about detention conditions in a new penal colony in the Krasnoyarsk territory, Russian Federal Penitentiary Service Deputy Director Anatoly Rudiy said.
"As far as I know she currently does not have issues with us regarding her new place," Rudiy told reporters on Thursday.
The penitentiary service does not possess new complaints by Tolokonnikova, Russian Federal Penitentiary Service Deputy Director Nikolai Kolesnik said earlier this week.
Tolokonnikova is one the three Pussy Riot members convicted for the so-called punk prayer held by five girls in late February 2012 in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. In August 2012 a court sentenced Tolokonnikova to two years in a general regime penal colony for hooliganism. Her prison term ends in early March 2014.
Tolokonnikova started serving her time in a Mordovia colony and was transferred to the Krasnoyarsk territory in November. The transfer was related to Tolokonnikova's conflict with the Mordovia colony administration. In particular, she went on a hunger strike demanding transfer to another detention facility saying that the Mordovia administration threatened her with murder.
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