Pussy Riot’s Band Member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Starts Hunger Strike

by Rachel Baker on September 24, 2013

The Guardian has great coverage of all things Pussy Riot. Here is the open letter that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote stating the reasons why she has gone on a hunger strike.

Beginning Monday, 23 September, I am going on hunger strike. This is an extreme method, but I am convinced that it is my only way out of my current situation.

The penal colony administration refuses to hear me. But I, in turn, refuse to back down from my demands. I will not remain silent, resigned to watch as my fellow prisoners collapse under the strain of slavery-like conditions. I demand that the colony administration respect human rights; I demand that the Mordovia camp function in accordance with the law. I demand that we be treated like human beings, not slaves.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/sep/23/pussy-riot-hunger-strike-nadezhda-tolokonnikova

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http://www.theguardian.com/music/pussy-riot

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