Marsha Alyokhina has been placed in solitary confinement in Berezniki prison. Prison Authorities claim it is for her own protection,  said Friday. Alyokhina, who is serving a two-year prison sentence at a prison colony in the Perm region, was moved to a safe room at her own request.

The Moscow Times reported"The girl wrote to the leadership of the colony requesting measures to ensure her safety. She demonstrated that those around her have a bad attitude toward her. Therefore it was decided to transfer her to a room where she can be alone indefinitely," a prison representative told Interfax on Friday.

Friends and family will be meeting with Masha's lawyer in Perm and then hope to visit Masha and determine what the situation is.