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Tolokonnikova's Father 'Video-Visits' Jailed Daughter In Hospital

Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks on as a petition for her early release from custody is heard at a court in the Mordovian town of Zubova Polyana in April.
Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks on as a petition for her early release from custody is heard at a court in the Mordovian town of Zubova Polyana in April.
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The father of jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova says he has held a 15-minute video conference with his daughter.

Tolokonnikova is currently undergoing a medical checkup at a hospital in the penitentiary system in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

She had gone on a hunger strike while at her previous prison in Mordovia.

Her father, Andrei Tolokonnikov, told Interfax on December 6 that Tolokonnikova did not complain about her treatment by hospital staff.

He also said there was a chance his daughter might remain in the medical facility until the end of her prison term in March 2014.

Tolokonnikova and fellow Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina are serving two-year sentences after being convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.

They were arrested in 2012 after a performance in a Moscow cathedral that criticized President Vladimir Putin.

Based on reporting by Interfax

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