A member of Pussy Riot, 30, in the hospital after a suspected poisoning

Pyotr Wersilow, member of the Russian punk band & # 39; Pussy Riot & # 39; receives medical treatment in an ambulance when it arrives at the Schoenefeld airport in Berlin

A member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was flown to a hospital in Berlin during the night after a suspected poisoning, as his alleged wife said on Sunday that it was an assassination attempt.

Pyotr Verzilov, who has Canadian and Russian citizenship, was admitted to a clinic in Moscow on Tuesday after becoming ill after a court hearing.

Described by staff as being in a "serious" state, the 30-year-old was initially treated in intensive care and later regained consciousness. However, he still experienced hallucinations and delirium, his girlfriend told the Russian press on Friday.

Late Saturday, he was transferred to Germany aboard a medical helicopter hired by Cinema for Peace Foundation, an NGO that has long supported the band's activism.

Pyotr Wersilow, member of the Russian punk band & # 39; Pussy Riot & # 39; receives medical treatment in an ambulance when it arrives at the Schoenefeld airport in Berlin

Pyotr Wersilow, member of the Russian punk band & # 39; Pussy Riot & # 39; receives medical treatment in an ambulance when it arrives at the Schoenefeld airport in Berlin

Upon his arrival, he met Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, his estranged wife, who told a German newspaper that the poisoning might have been an attempt to kill him.

"I am working on the principle that he was the victim of an act of intimidation or attempted murder," he told Bild's Sunday edition.

Speaking on a Russian website on Friday, his girlfriend Veronika Nikulshina, also an activist for Pussy Riot, said it was definitely a poisoning & # 39;

She said she had been given a "large dose" of anticholinergic medications, which are used to treat a variety of problems, including lung conditions. His family said he was not taking any medication.

Verzilov's collapse on Tuesday came after he and Nikulshina served a 15-day prison sentence along with two other Pussy Riot members for invading the field during the World Cup final in July to highlight the abuses of the Russian police.

Jaka Bizilj, who chairs the Film for Peace Foundation, said the NGO had urgently sent an air ambulance to take it to Berlin for testing.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, former partner of Pjotr ​​Verzilov, arrives in Berlin after the poisoning

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, former partner of Pjotr ​​Verzilov, arrives in Berlin after the poisoning

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, former partner of Pjotr ​​Verzilov, arrives in Berlin after the poisoning

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, former partner of Pjotr ​​Verzilov, arrives in Berlin after the poisoning

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the former partner of Pyotr Verzilov, arrives in Berlin after getting sick. She said she thought it was "intimidation or attempted murder"

"It was important for the family to be hospitalized as quickly as possible outside of Russia," he told Bild.

"We hope it's possible in Berlin to help him quickly and see if he was poisoned in Russia, and how," he added.

The newspaper said that the German government also participated in talks to transfer it to Berlin.

Another Pussy Riot member, Maria Alyokhina, told the state news agency RIA Novosti that Tolokonnikova had also participated in the organization of the airlift.

"They found a doctor there, he will give him a diagnosis and he will treat him," he said.

When writing on Facebook, his girlfriend, Nikulshina, expressed relief at being moved out of Russia.

Three times, hurray everyone who wrote, called, visited, cried and sang: we are in Berlin. Everything is fine, "he wrote.

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