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A member of Pussy Riot in critical condition after possible poisoning

A member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot is in critical condition in a hospital in Moscow. According to medegroepslid and girlfriend Veronika Nikoelsjina is Pyotr Verzilov may be poisoned.

Nikoelsjina says that her friend tue night bad started to feel, a few hours after a process where they had to trial because of disobedience against a police officer. Within a few hours of lost Verzilov his sight, he could not talk and he could not walk anymore.

“I do not exclude that an intervention was from the outside,” said Nikoelsjina opposite the radio station Echo Moskvy. She wants to wait for the results of the medical examinations, but, according to her has Verzilov no medical history of such type. The man lies on the toxicology department of a hospital in Moscow. “The doctors say that he really is, but at the moment no additional information”, says Nikoelsjina.

Verzilov and Nikoelsjina are two of the four members of Pussy Riot during the final of the soccer world cup this year, between France and Croatia on the field, ran, dressed in police uniforms. They were earlier sentenced to 15 days imprisonment.

Verzilov acted as the spokesperson for Pussy Riot when the group in February 2012 in the main Russian orthodox cathedral in Moscow a “punkgebed” against president Vladimir Putin at souls spent. The members of the band were convicted of “hooliganisme” and “incitement to religious hatred”.

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