MOSCOW (September 29, 2013)--Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, an imprisoned member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, was moved to a prison hospital Sunday on the seventh day of a hunger strike her husband said.
Tolokonnikova began the hunger strike on Sept. 23 to protest what she described as inhumane working conditions and threats to her life at a women's penal colony.
Her husband, Pyotr Verzilov, told the Interfax news agency that she was hospitalized Sunday, which he described as a positive step.
Tolokonnikova's lawyers have been barred from speaking to or visiting her since Thursday, heightening concerns about her condition.
Tolokonnikova and another Pussy Riot member are serving two-year sentences after protesting Russian leader Vladimir Putin's rule in an impromptu performance in early 2012 inside Moscow's main Orthodox cathedral.