Maria Alekhina, one of the Russian punk activist group currently in jail for staging an anti-Putin performance in an Orthodox church last year, has declared a hunger strike in protest of being denied to attend her parole hearing.
Alekhina watched the trial via a video link from prison in Berezniki, a small city in the Urals. At the end of the proceedings on Wednesday, she declared a hunger strike, ordering her defense lawyers "not to take part in this court trial" because the court was violating her rights. "Let the troika sitting here the judge, the prosecutor and the colony employee decide my fate," she said.
The parole hearing has been postponed until Thursday.
Alyokhina is expected to be released next March, along with fellow Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who was denied parole last month.
Sentencing for the third member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was suspended in October.
The final episode of the latest series of BBC One's Doctor Who has been unintentionally leaked in America.
A DVD boxset which features the concluding episode was accidentally dispatched ahead of schedule over the weekend.
Fans who had pre-ordered the Series 7 Part 2 Blu-ray release unwittingly secured a copy of The Name of the Doctor', due to air in the UK on Saturday.
Doctor Who's official Twitter warned "Some US DVDs of this series have gone out early. The #DoctorWho team would be hugely grateful if fans helped keep spoilers off the net."
In an effort to suppress any revealing details, the BBC has promised to release a special video starring David Tennant and Matt Smith, if the finale's secrets remain under wraps.