As It Happens | Oct 25, 2012 | 6:22
Pussy Riot Imprisoned
Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is now in a women's prison colony hundred of kilometres from Moscow. Her bandmate, Maria Alyokhina, is on her way to a colony in Siberia: a long, circuitous journey in a windowless railway car. It will likely take her weeks to arrive at her destination - one of the harshest correctional camps in Russia. So, what are the two women facing? Judith Pallot has visited a number of Russia's women's prisons and has written a book about it. We reached her in Oxford, England, where she teaches human geography.