Members of the all-girl punk band "Pussy Riot" Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (R), Maria Alyokhina (R) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (C)
ANDREY SMIRNOV

Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were found guilty of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" after serving five months in jail in Moscow. Their case has the likes of Madonna, Bjork, Paul McCartney and Sting, among others, voicing their support for the musical collective.

During a February performance at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral, Pussy Riot led a prayer asking the Virgin Mary to prevent Russian president Vladimir Putin’s re-election. And according to this guilty verdict, you can't do that in Russia.

Three women of Pussy Riot – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevic (two are mothers to young children) – are currently awaiting sentencing. They could face up to seven years in prison.

For more background on the Pussy Riot case, check out our video below.