NEWS

Nadia in PrisonFebruary 1th 2013
Pussy Riot's Nadezhda TolokonnikovaThe Associated Press reported that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is in a prison hospital in Mordovia in western Russia.  Yekaterina Samutsevich, the Pussy Riot member freed on appeal, said on REN TV, which is considered Russia’s political independent news channel, that Nadia is suffering from fatigue and headaches.
Masha with her son PhillipJanuary 16th 2013
02MashaWithHerSonPhillipIn a communiqué from Moscow, Reuters news service reported that Russian officials refused Maria Alyokhina’s appeal for release until her 5-year-old son is 14. The hearing focused on reprimands she received in prison such as failing to respond to a wake-up call at 5:30 a.m.  She said the claims are unfair as she failed to hear the guard knock through a thick steel door.  Alyokhina’s advocacy work also may have been a factor.  She is in solitary confinement for her protection after being threatened by other prisoners who did not appreciate her offers to seek more inmate rights.
Katia SamutsevichDecember 20th 2012

Yekaterina SamutsevichYekaterina Samutsevich told the UK Guardian that the group has had offers to perform but refuses to do so for commercialization purposes.  It is their “principled position” to put their work only on open sources such as YouTube, she said.  Although they want to keep performing, security is an issue since the arrests. Since coming to the attention of the Russian security services, many women in the group are followed and their phones tapped. In the future Samutsevich suggested Pussy Riot members may turn to educational project to teach “a new generation of artists.”