Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have been arrested again while taking part in a protest outside a Moscow courthouse.

The two feminist punks spent 18 months behind bars on hooliganism charges following a protest at a church in the city in 2012, and it appears they are not afraid to risk a return to jail.

Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were both whipped by Cossacks during a protest at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia earlier this month (Feb14), and on Monday (24Feb14), they were detained with an estimated 200 activists who were taking part in a protest of the sentencing of eight people arrested during a demonstration in 2012, on the eve of President Vladimir Putin's inauguration.

The eight defendants were found guilty last week (ends21Feb14), but sentencing was postponed until Monday.