Pussy Rioter Opts Out of ‘Absurd’ Parole Hearing, Starts Hunger Strike

Ready for a trip to the frightening Twilight Zone episode that is Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s continued incarceration? After being refused permission to appear at her own parole hearing and subsequently forbidding her lawyers to further represent her during the hearing, Maria Alyokhina, one of the band’s two… » 5/22/13 9:45pm 5/22/13 9:45pm

A Member of Pussy Riot Has Been Transferred to Solitary Confinement

Citing "strained relations" with her fellow inmates at a Russian penal colony in Perm, Maria Alyokhina, one of the imprisoned members of Pussy Riot, has asked to be transferred to solitary confinement. Reuters reports that prison officials obliged her, though a spokeswoman for the Russian prison service dismissed… » 11/23/12 11:30am 11/23/12 11:30am