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MOSCOW, RU. (THECOUNT) — Pyotr Verzilov, a member of musical group Pussy Riot, was hospitalized this week, with band members suspecting he was poisoned.
Verzilov, 30, is said to be the unofficial spokesperson for the controversial band.
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Verzilov said he was feeling ill after attending a court hearing earlier this week of fellow activist Veronika Nikulshina, who spoke to internet media outlet Meduza late Wednesday. After resting for several hours that evening, he woke to find his eyesight deteriorating, she said.
Last night “his condition got exponentially worse. First it was his vision, then his ability to speak, and then his ability to walk,” she said. source
He was later taken to the hospital and several hours later was moved to a toxicology ward, said Ms. Nikulshina. Hospital staff have declined to share any information with her or Mr. Verzilov’s mother, she said.
The Russian punk-themed group that has drawn global media interest in recent years for its public anti-Kremlin protests.
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