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Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova told MSNBC that torture is common at IK-2 Mordovia where weed-smuggler WNBA player Brittney Griner is serving her nine-year prison sentence and that “it is literally the harshest [penal] colony in the whole Russian prison system.”

Tolokonnikova further added inmates face “daily torture” if they don’t get enough work done.