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'Russian prisons are essentially torture chambers'

Zara Murtazalieva is a Chechen woman who spent more than eight years at a prison colony in Russia on terrorism charges that she says were fabricated. She was released last year from a colony next door to the one where the Pussy Riot activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was protesting conditions until a few weeks ago. Murtazalieva spoke with DW from France, where she is currently living. [read the full story here]

Deutsche Welle, Friday, November 22, 2013
Tags: Prison Conditions & Corruption, Federal


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