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Jailed Pussy Riot Member Reportedly Being Transferred To Another Prison


Jailed Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina
MOSCOW -- Jailed Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina is reportedly being transferred from a labor camp in the Perm region to another prison in central Russia.

The Voina ("War") art collective wrote on its Twitter account on July 12 that Alyokhina was not informed in advance about the transfer plan. (Besides her activities with Pussy Riot, Aloykhina has been associated with the street-art group since 2007.)

Alyokhina's lawyer Oksana Darova confirmed to journalists that her client was moved to a detention center in the town of Solikamsk.

Darova said Alyokhina will be transferred later to a penitentiary near Nizhny Novgorod.

She added that she does not know the reason for the move.

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

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


With reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax
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