Latest News Wires Pussy Riot to prison colony: Two women transferred from Moscow jail

Pussy Riot to prison colony: Two members of the band Pussy Riot were each transferred from a Moscow jail Maria Alekhina was sent to a prison colony in the Urals and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was sent to a prison colony in Mordovia.

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Two members of Russian female punk band Pussy Riot – convicted of protesting against President Vladimir Putin in a cathedral – have been sent to prisons far from Moscow despite requesting to serve out their terms in the capital, a lawyer said on Monday.