Court's refusal to grant parole to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova appealed

posted 8 May 2013, 03:18 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 8 May 2013, 03:29 ]
6 May 2013 

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Agora Human Rights Association reports that two appeals have been filed with the Supreme Court of Mordovia against the decision by the Zubovo-Poyansky district court to reject a parole application by member of the Pussy Riot music group Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. Lawyers Irina Khrunova and Dmitry Dinze are asking the Judicial Division for Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Mordovia to overturn the decision of Judge Lidia Yakovleva and grant parole to Tolokonnikova, 23 and currently serving her sentence in Penal Colony 14 of the Federal Penitentiary Service Directorate of Mordovia. [Read more]