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Jailed Pussy Riot Member Transferred To Another Prison

Maria Alyokhina is seen during a court hearing in Perm in January.Maria Alyokhina is seen during a court hearing in Perm in January.
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Maria Alyokhina is seen during a court hearing in Perm in January.
Maria Alyokhina is seen during a court hearing in Perm in January.
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Jailed Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina has been transferred from a labor camp in the Perm region to another prison in Russia's central Nizhny Novgorod region.

A spokesperson for the Federal Service of Correctional Institutions (FSIN) in Nizhny Novgorod informed journalists on August 5 that Alyokhina had arrived to the region.

Reports about Alyokhina's possible transfer to another penitentiary have been circulating since mid-July.

Alyokhina's lawyer, Oksana Darova, said last month that neither she nor her client had been informed about the potential transfer or why it might happen.

Pussy Riot members Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are serving two-year prison sentences after being convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.

They were arrested after staging a protest performance against President Vladimir Putin in an Orthodox cathedral in Moscow in February 2012.

Based on reporting by Pravda.ru and Interfax

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