Pussy Riot members flee Russia

Two women from the punk band Pussy Riot - who were being sought by Russian police - have fled the country, the band said.

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Kate Nash joins chorus of support for Pussy Riot

Kate Nash Credit: ITV News

The British singer and songwriter Kate Nash has become the latest celebrity to declare her support for the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot.

She said she could "totally understand why people would be offended by what they did" but that this was not sufficient justification to "throw them in prison".

The three members of Pussy Riot are due to be sentenced later today.

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Pussy Riot members still await sentencing

The judge's guilty verdict came as no surprise to reporters.

The three Pussy Riot members are still waiting to hear their sentence.

Ilya Mouzykantskii and David Herszenhorn are New York Times contributors in Moscow:

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