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'Inconvenient' Pussy Riot member changing prison: Lawyer

Published on Jul 13, 2013 8:32 AM
 
A file picture taken on on Aug 8, 2012, shows one of the jailed members of the all-girl punk band "Pussy Riot," Maria Alyokhina, looking on as she sits in a glass-walled cage in a court in Moscow. A member of Russian punk group Pussy Riot is being transferred from the penal colony where she is being held because she has become a headache for jail authorities, her lawyer said on Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - A member of Russian punk group Pussy Riot is being transferred from the penal colony where she is being held because she has become a headache for jail authorities, her lawyer said on Friday.

Maria Alyokhina, 25, has been serving out her two-year term for hooliganism in the Berezniki penal colony in the Urals.

She told her lawyer Oksana Darova that she is being transferred, and her lawyer suspects the transfer to be permanent.

A prison spokesman said the move was so she could attend a court hearing, but added that he didn't know whether Alyokhina would be coming back.

 
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