Pussy Riot member missing 

click to enlarge Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
  • MAKSIM BLINOV/AFP/Getty Images
  • A picture taken on April 26, 2013, shows one of the jailed members of the all-girl punk band 'Pussy Riot,' Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, standing in the defendant's cage in a court in the town of Zubova Polyana, in the Republic of Mordovia.
A member of the Russian band Pussy Riot who has been on a hunger strike to protest her imprisonment has “gone missing,” according to the BBC.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was jailed along with two other bandmates for releasing a protest song in February 2012.

Her husband said she was transferred from a penal colony in the Russian republic of Mordovia to a different prison several days ago and hasn’t been heard from since. He told Buzzfeed.com the move is a deliberate plan to cut her off from the rest of the world.

The brave Tolokonnikova apparently had written a letter decrying “slave-like” work conditions reminiscent of abusive traditions of Soviet-era imprisonment.

Her official release date is slated for March. The world is watching.

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email scoop@sfexaminer.com

QUICK TAKES

Laurie Anderson, wife of the late Lou Reed, called him a “prince and a fighter” in a newspaper obituary.

And the first YouTube Music Award for Artist of the Year goes to … Eminem.

About $1.3 billion worth of Nazi-looted art by the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Chagall was discovered in a Munich apartment.

Michelle Pfeiffer said she once was in a cult that supported “breatharianism,” the notion that people don’t need food or drink, just sunlight.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Jennifer Morrison and Sebastian Stan have broken up — but who knew they were dating?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Tatum O’Neal (“Paper Moon”) is 50.

Musician Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers is 26.

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is 39.

Actress Tilda Swinton (“Snow Piercer”) is 53.

Singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is 54.

Talk show host Kris Jenner is 58.

Singer Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits is 66.

Playwright Sam Shepard (“Buried Child”) is 70.

Singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel is 72.

Actress Elke Sommer (“A Shot in the Dark”) is 73.

About The Author

Katy St. Clair

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

More by Katy St. Clair

Latest in Gossip

Friday, Dec 9, 2016

Videos

Readers also liked…

Most Popular Stories

© 2016 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation