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Lawyer: Pussy Riot Members Transferred To Prison Camps

The two jailed members of the all-girl punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina (left) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, look out from a glass-walled cage in a court in Moscow earlier this month.
The two jailed members of the all-girl punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina (left) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, look out from a glass-walled cage in a court in Moscow earlier this month.
Two members of the feminist punk performance-art group Pussy Riot who were convicted of religiously motivated hooliganism in August are being transferred to a penal colony to serve the rest of their two-year sentences.

One of the group's lawyers, Mark Feigin, said Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, might be bound for a women's penal camp in Mordovia, while Maria Alyokhina, 24, might be sent to a camp in Perm.

The Russian authorities have not yet said where the women will serve their sentences.

A third Pussy Riot member, 29-year-old Yekaterina Samutsevich, was also sentenced to two years in prison, but her sentence was suspended upon appeal earlier this month.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

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