Jailed Pussy Riot Member Declares Hunger Strike
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says prison conditions are too harsh
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Posted Sep 23, 2013 8:38 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, currently imprisoned for protesting against Russian President Vladimir Putin, is declaring a hunger strike. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says the prison hardships have become just too much to bear.

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linnyfafa
Sep 27, 2013 7:47 PM CDT
Ok, how does that newscaster say "Pussy Riot" without laughing?
Who_Cares
Sep 24, 2013 3:05 AM CDT
I heard from some Russians that prisons here are five star resorts comparing to gulags over there. Good thing our constitution gives us the freedoms and rights, otherwise some insults wouldn't fly well with the government here. lol
jcam00
Sep 23, 2013 11:56 PM CDT
Conditions are to harsh so lets make them worse by starving ourselves.