Pussy Riot fears
A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist was being taken to Germany for treatment after his suspected poisoning. Maria Alekhina said Pyotr Verzilov was being flown to Berlin, but did not give details. Independent news site Meduza reported that a doctor from a Berlin clinic who is friends with the ill man’s father suggested medical care outside Russia. Alekhina said she thinks Verzilov was poisoned for political reasons.