Police hunt Pussy Riot members

Russian police are searching for other members of Pussy Riot, the punk band whose anti-Putin protest inside a Moscow cathedral led to prison sentences for three of the activists.

Five women wearing bright-coloured balaclavas took part in the provocative protest in February, but only three were identified and arrested.

Police say they are trying to determine the identities and locations of several other women.

The announcement was seen as a warning to Pussy Riot to stop its protests against President Vladimir Putin.

The band released its latest anti-Putin song on Friday, the day three of its members were sentenced to two years in prison as part of a broader crackdown on the opposition.

The verdict was criticised by the US and European governments.