Pussy Riot’s Alyokhina Ordered to Spend 90 Days in Solitary Confinement
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Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina will remain in solitary confinement for three more months for safety reasons, the Perm Regional Federal Penitentiary Service told RIA Novosti.
Apart from her safety concerns, Alyokhina does not want to share a cell with her fellow prisoners because she believes she was wrongly convicted, the service said.
She was placed in solitary confinement in November upon her own request after she complained that she had problems with her cellmates.
In mid-January, the Berezniki City Court rejected Alyokhina’s plea to defer her sentence on the grounds that she has a small child.
The court said the circumstance was taken into account by the Khamovniki District Court in Moscow, which passed the verdict over three Pussy Riot members, adding that no new arguments had been given to justify her punishment’s mitigation.
On March 4, the Perm Territorial Court will hear Alyokhina’s appeal against the lower court’s refusal to defer her sentence.