Pyotr Verzilov being treated in Berlin after falling ill last week after court hearing in Russia

German doctors treating a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot say claims he was poisoned are “highly probable” based on his symptoms.

Pyotr Verzilov, one of four members of Pussy Riot who invaded the pitch dressed in police uniforms during the World Cup final in Moscow to protest against excessive Russian police powers, fell ill after a court hearing last Tuesday and was taken to hospital in a serious condition. He was flown to Berlin on Saturday night.

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