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Pussy Riot Member Hospitalized for Suspected Poisoning

HeadlineSep 13, 2018

In Russia, Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, has been hospitalized for what is suspected to be a poisoning. Fellow Pussy Riot member Veronika Nikulshina told Russian press that Verzilov lost “First his sight, then his ability to speak, then even his ability to walk.” In July, Verzilov was arrested and jailed for 15 days after he rushed the field with other members of the band during a World Cup match to protest Russian police brutality and human rights abuses.

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