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Pussy Riot activist Pyotr Verzilov ‘in hospital’



  Pyotr Verzilov was arrested for invading the final round of the World Cup

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Pyotr Verzilov was one of those jailed for invading the final field of the world Cup

Pyotr Verzilov, an activist of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, was reported to the hospital in serious condition.

Relatives who speak to the Meduza website say they believe they have suffered from poisoning, but there is no official

Mr. Verzilov was one of the activists who invaded the final field of the World Cup World.

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Ms. Nikulshina told Meduza that Mr. Verzilov had complained of losing his sight, "so the ability to speak, then the ability to walk".

Mr. Verzilov is married to Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot member sentenced in 2012 to two years in prison for a performance in a cathedral in Moscow.

Ms. Tolokonnikova tweeted: "My brother Pyotr may have been poisoned in the toxicology department under very severe conditions."

But Ria Alyokhina, another Pussy Riot member who was jailed with Ms. Tolokonnikova, also tweeted that Mr. Verzilov was in intensive care.

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The Croatian Dejan Lovren rallied Mr. Verzilov during the World Cup invasion in July

Meduza said that Verzilov was in the toxicology department of a hospital in the Sokolniki district of Moscow.

He said that Verzilov's mother had not been allowed to see her son.

Mr. Verzilov, who also holds Canadian citizenship, was part of the Voina performance art group with Mrs. Tolokonnikova before splitting up in 2009 and then acted as spokesperson for Pussy Riot during the 2012 trial.

He was imprisoned for 15 days this year along with three women activists after invading the World Cup final in Moscow on July 15 wearing police uniforms

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They said that Action, under the name of Pussy Riot, was a protest against human rights violations in Russia.


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