Agence France-PresseOctober 19, 2013 10:30
Jailed Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said in a letter released Saturday that she feared for her life in her penal colony in the Russian region of Mordovia after resuming a hunger strike.
"I confess -- yes, I am afraid for my life. Because I don't know what will happen to me tonight. What the butchers of the Mordovia prison service will decide to do to me," she said in a letter passed to media by her former defence lawyer Violetta Volkova.
Her latest handwritten letter, scans of which were published by the New Times opposition magazine, is dated Friday.