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Pussy Riot members sent to remote colonies to intimidate people

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=10032 22 October 2012, 17:26 Pussy Riot members sent to remote colonies to intimidate people Moscow, October 22,
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      22 October 2012, 17:26
      Pussy Riot members sent to remote colonies to intimidate people

      Moscow, October 22, Interfax - Moscow Helsinki Group Chairman Lyudmila
      Alexeyeva said she is alarmed by the information that Pussy Riot members
      Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have been sent to penal
      colonies located far from Moscow.

      The art group Voyna said on Twitter that Alyokhina, who was sentenced to
      two years in a penal colony, has been sent to the Perm Territory, and
      Tolokonnikova, who also received two years, was sent to Mordovia.

      "The unreasonable policy of intimidation continues," Alexeyeva said.

      "Normally they don't send people sentenced to short prison terms very
      far. It was done to show people what can happen. It's intimidation,"
      Alexeyeva said.

      Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova have been given jail sentences for their
      stunt at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

      Human rights activists have called them political prisoners, saying they
      deserved punishment for an administrative violation at the most.
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