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Jailed Pussy Riot member taken to hospital: official

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One of the jailed members of the Pussy Riot rock group, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, has been taken to hospital for tests at her own wish, a spokeswoman for the Russian prisons service said on Friday.

Tolokonnikova "was transferred to hospital for a diagnostic examination based on her own and her lawyer's wishes," the spokeswoman told AFP without giving further details.

The activist is serving a two-year sentence at a prison camp in the Mordovia region in central Russia for an anti-Vladimir Putin performance in a Moscow church.

One other Pussy Riot member, Maria Alyokhina, is serving her two-year term in the Perm region. The third jailed band member Yekaterina Samutsevich was freed on appeal.

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