Tolokonnikova to remain in Krasnoyarsk hospital for rest of her prison term
Member of Pussy Riot punk band Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will remain in Krasnoyarsk hospital until the end of her prison term, press office head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Department for the Krasnoyarsk region Yekaterina Brotsman told Interfax.
"Tolokonnikova will stay in the regional tuberculosis hospital No. 1 until the end of her term. A special commission headed by the hospital chief made the decision late last week," Brotsman said.
Tolokonnikova herself wished to stay in the hospital, Brotsman said. The issue of her employment is currently being decided and the Pussy Riot member is getting ready for the traditional New Year's performance in the Krasnoyarsk tuberculosis hospital No. 1, the press office head said.
"She is actively participating in the cultural life of the facility. Here our interests and her capabilities matched. Tolokonnikova participates in amateur concert parties, sings and dances. She will definitely participate in the New Year's concert," Brotsman said.
Songs are performed in the Krasnoyarsk tuberculosis hospital No. 1 within a certain program, Brotsman said.
"Chanson is definitely not sung here. Rock ballads and popular songs are performed. The repertoire is quite diverse," Brotsman said.
Tolokonnikova is one of the three Pussy Riot members convicted for the so-called punk prayer held in late February 2012 in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral.
In August 2012, Tolokonnikova was sentenced to two years in a general regime penal colony for hooliganism. Her prison term ends in early March 2014.