Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike

1. Three members of the punk band Pussy Riot charged with hooliganism after singing an anti-Vladimir Putin song in a Russian church have gone on hunger strike.

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike

2. “I announce a hunger strike because it is unlawful,”Tolokonnikova, wearing a T-shirt with the famous slogan.

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike

3. “I announce a hunger strike,” Samutsevich also said after the court delivered a separate ruling on her.

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike

4. Tolokonnikova, Samutsevich and Maria Alekhina (above) were arrested after their band barged into Russia’s main cathedral.

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike

5. The masked women sang a song calling for Putin to be ousted, and criticising the Russian Orthodox Church’s close ties to the Kremlin.

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike

6. The young women, two of whom have children, are charged with hooliganism by an organised group.

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike

7. In a repeat of the chaotic scenes that have marked most of the legal process against the three-member band.

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike

8. Pussy Riot gave a surprise performance at a concert by US rockers Faith No More on Monday.

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike



9. The band’s appearance was introduced with the sound of the Kremlin chimes. Afterwards Faith No More put on balaclavas.

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike

10. Police stand guard as a supporter of punk band Pussy Riot pickets a Moscow court

Russian feminist punk Pussy Riot go on hunger strike