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World Cup Activist “Pussy Riot” Pyotr Verzilov Hospitalized For Possible Poisoning

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A dissident from the Russian World Cup protest group Pussy Riot who staged a pitch intrusion amid the 2018 football World Cup final in Moscow has been hospitalized with suspected poisoning, members of the group said Thursday

Prominent anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov was admitted to hospital following a court hearing on Tuesday, his better half Veronika Nikulshina, likewise a Pussy Riot member, told Ekho Moskvy radio.

“His eyesight was going… First we dismissed it as fatigue but then it got worse and he lost the power of speech,”  “He didn’t recognise me anymore, he didn’t react to requests.

Sergei Smirnov, editorial manager in-head of Mediazona, struck a more mindful note be that as it may, affirming via social media that Verzilov was in hospital but saying no one knew his dignosis, making it hard to comprehend what was happening.

Online news platform Meduza cited Veronika Nikulshina, who it said was Verzilov’s girlfriend, depicting how he had been rushed to hospital on Tuesday night after he began to lose his vision and ability to talk and walk.

Verzilov and the others served a 15-day sentence for running onto the contribute front of President Vladimir Putin and other high-positioning authorities wearing police outfits amid the final of the World Cup on July 15, a trick they said was intended to promote free speech.

She added, pending the outcome of the tests: “I am not ruling out the possibility that it could be connected to outside interference.

Nikulshina said the activist had never experienced such issues. In another interview she said he told doctors he had not taken any medications.

Pussy Riot wrote on its official Twitter account with a link to an article about the hospitalisation.

Verzilov is likewise a publisher at the free news site Mediazona, which centers around the Russian prison system.

Pussy Riot attracted global attention in 2012 when it staged a protest in a Moscow church. Two members from the punk group were imprisoned, while another was given a suspended sentence.

 

 

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