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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

A picture taken on April 26, 2013, shows one of the jailed members of the all-girl punk band “Pussy Riot,” Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, standing in the defendant’s cage in a court in the town of Zubova Polyana, in the Republic of Mordovia. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova declared today a hunger strike to protest what she described as conditions of slave labour and threats of death at her Russian prison camp. AFP PHOTO / MAKSIM BLINOV (Photo credit should read MAKSIM BLINOV/AFP/Getty Images)