Pussy Riot Member Declares Hunger Strike In Prison | Talking Points Memo

MOSCOW (AP) — One of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot says she is beginning a hunger strike to protest harsh working conditions and threats to her life.Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is serving a two-year sentence for hooliganism. She and two other group members were arrested in 2012 when Pussy Riot made a brief, unauthorized performance in Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral denouncing Vladimir Putin.


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