Today Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alyokhina were sentenced to two years in jail.
These are some photos from the worldwide protests for their release.
London, Photo: DPA/SZ
The majority of the Russians believes that the process was fair and independent ( according to a survey) (Comment in SZ).
Sao Paolo, Brazil, Photo: AP/SZ
Moscow, Photo: AFP/SZ
London, Photo: Getty Images/Spiegel Online
Moscow, Photo: REUTERS/Spiegel Online
FEMEN, Kiev, Photo: DPA/Spiegel Online
“We all are Pussy Riot”, Sofia, Bulgaria, the old monument of the soviet army with the masks of Pussy Riot, Photo: БГНЕС /DarikNews
The police arrested the world chess champion Gary Kasparov during the protests in Moscow. Photo: REUTERS/SZ
“We are freer than the people sitting opposite us for the prosecution because we can say everything we like, and we do, but those people sitting there say only what political censorship allows them to say.
Their mouths are sewn shut.”
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in her closing statement.
“They are your children, Russia”, Moscow, Photo: DAPD/FAZ