Supporters of punk group Pussy Riot, wearing the group's trademark coloured balaclavas, hold individual letters that spell th
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After Russian police announced last week that they were searching for more members of Pussy Riot, the band have tweeted that two members of the collective have fled the country. Earlier this month, three members of Pussy Riot–Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevic–were found guilty of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" and sentenced to two years in prison. 

According to The Guardian, a Twitter account called Pussy Riot Group announced this weekend, "In regard to the pursuit, two of our members have successfully fled the country! They are recruiting foreign feminists to prepare new actions!" Pussy Riot is made up of more than 10 people, and it is unclear which two members have left Russia. 

According to Reuters, imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's husband Pyotr Verzilov said the two members who escaped will keep a low profile and "are in a safe place beyond the reach of the Russian police."