March 4th at Perm Regional Court Masha Alyokhina will appeal Bereznik Courts deferment denial at 10am.
Her request has been denied to be able to appear in person at the hearing, versus via video.
The deferment request is a common statute for young mothers to apply for, sentences can be delayed until the child reaches 14years old.
Masha's son Philip is 5 years old.
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Nadya Tolokonnikova has applied for the same deferment, currently the Mordovia Labor camp has been slow with the paper work.
Nadya's daughter Gera turns 5 years old on March 4th!
PERM, February 25 - RAPSI. On March 4 the Perm Territorial Court will hear an appeal filed by Maria Alyokhina, Pussy Riot member sentenced to two years in prison, against the lower court's refusal to defer her sentence.
In mid January, the Berezniki City Court rejected Alyokhina's plea to defer her sentence on the grounds that she has a small child.
The Berezniki court concluded that this circumstance had been taken into account by the Khamovniki District Court in Moscow which passed the verdict on the three members of the Pussy Riot punk group, and that no new arguments had been provided to justify the mitigation of her punishment.
Alyokhina and her lawyers also appealed to the Berezniki court to invalidate the four penalties levied on her in prison, in particular for violating the prison routine.
The court invalidated two of the penalties, one for getting up late and the other for uncivil behavior towards a prison employee, and upheld the other two penalties, one for getting up late and the other for handing private correspondence over to a lawyer.