Concerns about the 23-year-old’s whereabouts piqued earlier this week, when her loved ones said they were unable to locate her in the Russian penal camp where she has been detained. According to an update from her husband, the Pussy Riot member has been located. “Petya Verzilov, said he had received ’100 percent reliable’ information that she was being moved to a prison in the Krasnoyarsk region, four time zones and 2,000 miles from Moscow,” the Guardian reported.
Tolokonnikova’s husband claims she is being punished for writing an open letter, which garnered viral attention, that decried the conditions at her previous penal colony as “slave labor”-like. Via the Guardian: