Amid Tension With Inmates, Pussy Riot Member Moved To Solitary Confinement

Russian officials on Friday said that Maria Alekhina, a jailed member of the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot, has been moved to solitary confinement amid tension with other inmates, the Associated Press reports.

The move comes at the request of Alekhina, who the AP reports asked for a change of location “because of her perception that fellow prisoners had a negative attitude to her.” Alekhina and a fellow band member were sentenced in August for their performance of a song critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin in one of the country’s most prestigious churches back in February.

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