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Russian prison officials have moved a member of the punk band Pussy Riot to a medical unit at the penal colony where she is on hunger strike.
The news about Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was reported on Twitter by her husband, Pyotr Verzilov.
"Nadya is now in hospital, but they're refusing to provide documents about that, or to meet the defence [team]. A blockade has begun," he said.
She and another band member, Maria Alyokhina, were jailed after performing a crude protest song in a Moscow cathedral. A third band member was released on appeal.
Requests by Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina for parole were rejected. Tolokonnikova's release date is expected to be 3 March 2014.
On Thursday Tolokonnikova alleged that she had been left without drinking water in her cell and that a guard had grabbed her arms and shoulders. She described it as the first use of physical force against her, and urged the authorities to transfer her to a different prison.
The prison service denied her account, saying her water bottles had been replaced with warm water on doctors' advice and physical force had not been used against her
She said female inmates were treated like "slaves", working 17 hours a day sewing police uniforms.
If they failed to meet their quotas they were punished by being denied food, prevented from using the bathroom or made to stand outside in the cold, she wrote
Their act was regarded as blasphemous by many Russians but caused an international uproar