‘Hospitalised’ Pussy Riot member was poisoned, group claims

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Reports from Russia say that Pyotr Verzilov has been hospitalised. (AP: Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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A member of punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalised in a grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning, Russian news reports say.

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Ekho Moskvy radio and online news portal Meduza reported on Wednesday that Pyotr Verzilov has been in emergency care since late Tuesday.

They quoted a fellow Pussy Riot member, Veronika Nikulshina, as saying Verzilov’s symptoms included losing his eyesight and ability to speak.

Nikulshina said Verzilov was being treated in the toxicology unit of a Moscow hospital, indicating a suspected poisoning.

The official Pussy Riot social media accounts posted a link to the story and wrote: “We think that he has been poisoned.”

Verzilov, Nikulshina and two other activists served 15-day jail sentences for disrupting July’s World Cup final.

They ran onto the field wearing police uniforms, briefly interrupting the match between France and Croatia.

Pussy Riot said they were protesting excessive police powers in Russia.


Video: Russian protest group Pussy Riot invade the pitch at the World Cup final (Photo: Reuters)

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