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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will be transferred to another penal colony

October 18, 2013, 15:51 UTC+3

Previosuly Nadezhda Tolokonnikova resumed her hunger strike

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MOSCOW, October 18. (Itar-Tass) – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot member, sentenced for hooliganism, will be transferred from the Mordovia colony 14, where she’s currently living. The Federal Penitentiary Service press service told Itar-Tass that “due to the request submitted by the convict Nadezhda Tolokonnikova with the Penitentiary Service regarding ensuring her personal safety, the Service administration decided to transfer her from the Penal Colony 14 to another penitentiary facility.”

The Federal Penitentiary Service reminded that “according to article 17 of the Penitentiary Code of the Russian Federation notification of the convict’s arrival to the destination where the sentence will be served is sent to only one relative of the convict no later than ten days after arrival. 

Previosuly Nadezhda Tolokonnikova resumed her hunger strike after she was transferred from hospital back to the penal colony, where she is serving her sentence. This was reported by the Mordovian Office of the Federal Penitentiary Service. Tolokonnikova was transferred from hospital October 17, since the hospital treatment period was over.

“Today she wrote an application about food intake refusal,” the Federal Penitentiary Service Office reported.

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