The controversial Pussy Riot trial in Russia has entered a third day, with restrictions put on media reporting of the high-profile case.
The three Russian feminist rockers are on charges of hooliganism after they performed a "punk prayer" in Moscow's main cathedral against Vladimir Putin's return as president.
The band members face a possible seven-year jail term.
Wednesday's hearing started with the court's press secretary announcing that from now on, direct quoting of witnesses was forbidden to all journalists, and those who did not comply, would be removed from the court.
"We are monitoring all websites," she warned.
As the judge prohibited video broadcasts of the process on Monday, online text feeds were the only way of following the trial in real time from the outside.
A correspondent from the hugely popular online newspaper Lenta.ru, Andrey Kozenko, who published a heartfelt piece on the trial, was almost thrown out of the courtroom.
This was because a picture of judge Marina Sirova was published by the paper. After an argument with the same press secretary, Mr Kozenko was let back in.
The Pussy Riot members are complaining of sleep and food deprivation, amounting to torture.
The hearings last for 10-11 hours every day. After that, the women are taken to a detention centre at 2am and woken up at 5am to be brought to court.
All three of them have asked for medical help, saying they felt too weak to continue.
Judge Sirova, who is becoming the public face of Russia's judicial system for better or worse, continues to dismiss questions and appeals made by the defence lawyers.
The situation became even more menacing with opposition leader and whistleblower Alexey Navalny charged with "organisation of the large-scale misappropriation of property" - a legal offence punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
According to political analyst Andrey Piontkovsky, both Pussy Riot and Navalny are very likely to get close to the longest prison terms available to the judge.
"It is all part of a wider intimidation campaign aimed at opposition," said Mr Piontkovsky.
On Tuesday, the Russian president visited an annual pro-Kremlin youth camp, Seliger.
This year organisers of the forum wanted to improve the image of the event and even invited members of the opposition for a political debate.
Russian terrestrial channels showed pictures of a very content Mr Putin surrounded by his supporters.
State-run channels ignored the question on political prisoners in Russia asked by one of the participants of the discussion.
Mr Putin replied there were no such instruments, or intentions, in the arsenal of political life in Russia.
According to the latest opinion poll by independent Levada Centre, support for a protest movement was on the rise again and amounts to the level of December 2011 when the biggest anti-government rallies took place.
Only 29% of the population believe court cases against leaders of the opposition have real grounds.