Icelandic pop star Bjork is stepping up her efforts to aid jailed Russian feminist rockers Pussy Riot by selling T-shirts to raise funds for their legal bills.
Three members of the all-girl punk band were convicted on hooliganism charges earlier this month (Aug12) for performing a protest song against Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow church in February (12).
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich were each sentenced to two years behind bars, despite a public outcry and calls from stars like Madonna, Sir Paul MCCartney and Bjork to let the girls go free.
The band's lawyer filed an appeal in court on Monday (27Aug12) in a bid to overturn the ruling and Bjork is continuing to draw media attention to the case by creating charitable T-shirts featuring the group's logo and selling them on her website.
The designs, which come in black and white, retail for $32 (£20) and all proceeds will be donated to Pussy Riot's defence fund to help cover mounting legal bills.
Police are still searching for two other members of Pussy Riot believed to have been involved in the controversial church performance, but they have since fled Russia in a bid to avoid prosecution.
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