One woman's story of 16 years inside a Russian jail
In 1999, 20-year-old Tatyana Gavrilova was convicted of murder by the Russian courts. She spent the next 16 years in various institutions. On 9 September this year she was released from the IK-2 women’s prison in Mordovia and went straight to Moscow, taking with her a documented account of her treatment at the hands of prison authorities. Gavrilova described her ordeal to MediaZona, the alternative online news agency established by Pussy Riot members...