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missing Pussy Riot member was not transferred to Siberian prison (but is in a Siberian hospital)

Tolokonnikova

Imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who had been missing for over three weeks, has been found, reports Rolling Stone. She had not been transferred to a Siberian prison, as feared, but has been in Tuberculosis Hospital No. 1 in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk being treated for conditions related to her hunger strike. Her husband spoke with RS:

“She was in good condition. She said her conditions were OK,” Verzilov said by phone. “She’s not sick right now, she’s just having procedures and tests related to the hunger strike.” Verzilov added that conditions at the hospital were satisfactory. Although the facility does treat tuberculosis, it functions as an ordinary hospital.

The activist had been missing for 24 days, after she was abruptly moved from a camp in Mordovia, where she had been serving her sentence. She told Verzilov that during the time of her disappearance, she had been kept from having conatct with the outside world throughout her three-week transfer across Russia.

“She said conditions and treatment were OK, but that the one thing was she was in very strict isolation,” he said.

Rolling Stone says it’s unclear where Tolokonnikova will serve out the rest of her two-year sentence which is due to be up in March 2014.

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