Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova still en route to new jail - human rights commissioner

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the convicted performers of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot, who is currently being transported to a new penitentiary, is feeling well and eating properly, Russian human rights commissioner Vladimir Lukin told Interfax on Tuesday.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the convicted performers of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot, who is currently being transported to a new penitentiary, is feeling well and eating properly, Russian human rights commissioner Vladimir Lukin told Interfax on Tuesday.

"Acting at the request of several human rights campaigners, I got in touch with the administration of the Federal Penitentiary Institutions Service and asked them about convict Tolokonnikova. I was told that she is fine and she is still on her way to one of the penitentiaries where she will continue to serve her sentence," Lukin said.

"Tolokonnikova is traveling in a separate compartment for security reasons. She is held in a separate cell during stopovers," he said.

"She is being accompanied by a doctor. She is eating properly and is said to be in satisfactory condition," he said.

Lawyers and relatives are currently unable to visit Tolokonnikova because it is prohibited by the law, Lukin said.

"Under the law, as soon as she [Tolokonnikova] arrives at the penitentiary, her legal team and family will be notified of it," he said.

According to the Federal Penitentiary Institutions Service, Tolokonnikova is expected to arrive at her new penal colony fairly soon.

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