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Jailed Pussy Riot Member Missing

A member of the female Russian rock group Pussy Riot has been missing for 10 days since she was moved from her prison colony in Mordovia. 23-year-old Nadya Tolokonnikova's family members say they've been unable to locate her since she was removed from her cell on October 21, after launching a hunger strike in protest of the prison conditions. "No one knows anything," her father told Buzzfeed on the phone from Moscow. "There's no proof she's alive, we don't know the state of her health. Is she sick? Has she been beaten?" Tolokonnikova and fellow Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina are nearing the end of a two-year sentence for "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" for their participation in a protest against Vladimir Putin.