Pussy Riot member missing

MAKSIM BLINOV/AFP/Getty ImagesA picture taken on April 26

MAKSIM BLINOV/AFP/Getty ImagesA picture taken on April 26

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.

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