Friday, March 15, 2013

Tolokonnikova applies for parole ....

.... but her prison refuses to support her application.
A commission that assesses prison inmate behavior has decided against supporting Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's bid for parole, chairman of Mordovia's public monitoring committee Gennady Morozov told RIA Novosti.

Tolokonnikova is serving a two year prison sentence in Mordovia for the band's "punk prayer" at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral.

The commission is declining to support Tolokonnikova's parole application because of prison rule violations and because she has shown no remorse. The prison's stand will be forwarded to the court, which will rule on the band member's parole application.
Showing no remorse is a heinous crime as we all know but prison rule violations ought to weigh more heavily. It seems that there have not been any problems and no disciplinary action  has been started against Nadezhda Tolokonnikova but she did, according to her guards, go to the medical ward once without permission. As no disciplinary procedure has followed that action, one can't help wondering about it.

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