Tag: prison conditions

Another Pussy Riot Prisoner Threatened With Retribution

December 7, 2013

Maria (Masha) Alyokhina, a member of the punk rock group Pussy Riot, has written a letter from prison, describing the harsh conditions there. Alyokhina is due to be released soon, so the letter can be seen as more a witness for those prisoners who are still incarcerated. However, after publishing the letter in The New […]

Pussy Riot Member: “I Admit – Yes I Fear for My Fate”

October 23, 2013

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is missing. Authorities say that she has been transferred to another prison, but her lawyers and family have had no contact with her since October 21st. Some have suggested that, based on standing regulations, she will be able to contact the outside world within five days of transfer.  Below, we have published a […]

What the Tolerance of Abuse Means

October 10, 2013

Russia has had several high-profile human rights cases in recent weeks, highlighted this week by the decision to sentence a protester to a mandatory term in a psychiatric hospital, despite the fact that many high profile mental-health professionals say that he was misdiagnosed for political expediency. Even before that court decision was announced, the news […]