| International News | Thursday August 16 2012 12:15
Amnesty International says its campaign to support Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot is growing.
Three members of the band have been jailed since March after performing an anti Vladimir Putin "punk prayer ".
They've been charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, with prosecutors calling for a three-year sentence.
Amnesty's Amanda Bryon says the campaign to have them released is gaining traction around the world.
"Amnesty believes that they're prisoners of conscience just detained for their beliefs, and obviously it seems like these charges are politically motivated so they're being wrongfully prosecuted, they should be allowed to speak out."
A Moscow court is due to release its verdict some time today.
Photo: Supporters of the band (Getty Images)