Jailed Pussy Riot Member Declares Hunger Strike

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says prison conditions are too harsh

By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner

Posted Sep 23, 2013 8:38 PM CDT

(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. Newsy reports:

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